Five players called up for debuts in Lions’ March friendly – ​​Football Association of Singapore

Singapore, 16 March 2023 – Five players have been handed debut calls for the Singapore men’s national team by head coach Takayuki Nishigaya, who today announced the 22-player squad for the FIFA International Window later this month.

Amirul Haikal, Daniel Goh, Irfan Najeeb, Joel Chew and Lionel Tan Lions challenge Hong Kong and Macau Two international ‘A’ friendly matches on 23rd and 26th March respectively.

The Tampines trio was joined by four club-mates – Glenn Kwae, Faris Ramli, Shazwan Buhari and Tawfik Suparno – and their combined performances helped the club to the top of the Singapore Premier League.

Irfan Najeeb of Tampines Rovers.Image credits: Singapore Premier League

Huzaifa Aziz has also been recalled to the squad that last appeared in June 2019, joining a midfield lineup that is a mixture of youth and experience.

Huzaifa Aziz celebrates with Faris Ramli and Gabriel Quack during the match against Myanmar on 11 June 2019

Captain Harris Harun will be a notable absentee from the team as he has been given permission by coach Nishigaya to participate in this call-up as he prepares to take his exams.

Having previously qualified for the U-22 level, Tan is delighted to be called up to the senior ranks for the first time. claims to. He is very grateful for the trust Nishigaya has placed in him and it is now up to me to justify his worth in his national team setup.

“I’m going to be a very new player out there, so my job is to learn as much as possible from the senior players and make sure I’m at a good level for the Lions.

Sailors defender Lionel Tan.Image credits: Singapore Premier League

Nishigaya said, “This international window and the next window in June will give us the opportunity to attract new faces to the team, not just those who haven’t had the chance to join the national team for a while.

“The players I have named have played well at home in the SPL for their clubs, but it is important to have a taste for international football and understand exactly the level of intensity required. We need this exposure too, so they know what they need.

“The other coaches and I watch every game and my message to all the players is to see you playing at a good level every week and you deserve to be part of the national team. I want you to show me that.”

The team will depart Singapore on Monday 20th March.

Singapore Men’s National ‘A’ Team Squad

S/N name position cap date of birth club
1 Hassan Sunny Goalkeeper 103 December 24, 2004 Albirex Niigata (S)
2 Shazwan Buhari Goalkeeper 0 October 22, 2001 Tampines Rovers
3 Zaif Nizam Goalkeeper Five February 6, 2003 hougang united
Four Amyrul Adli DF twenty one January 13, 1996 Geylang International
Five Amyrul Haykal DF 0 October 11, 99 Tampines Rovers
6 M. Anumantane DF 30 July 14, 1994 lion city sailors
7 Irfan Fundi DF 46 13-8-97 BG Pathum United (THA)
8 Irfan Najib DF 0 July 31, 1999 Tampines Rovers
9 ryhan stewart DF 7 February 15, 2000 Chiang Mai FC (THA)
Ten Lionel Tan DF 0 June 5, 1997 lion city sailors
11 Joel Chu Midfielders 0 February 9, 2000 Tampines Rovers
12 Hafiz Noor Midfielders 20 August 22, 1988 lion city sailors
13 hamishahin Midfielders 14 16-12-98 lion city sailors
14 Ho Wai Lune Midfielders 3 August 20, 1993 Balestier Khalsa
15 Huzaifa Aziz Midfielders Four June 27, 1994 Geylang International
16 Glen Quay Midfielders Five March 26, 2000 Tampines Rovers
17 Joshua Pereira Midfielders Four October 10, 1997 Geylang International
18 Zulfami Arifin Midfielders 57 October 5, 1991 hougang united
19 Faris Lumli FW 73 August 24, 1992 Tampines Rovers
20 Daniel Go FW 0 13-8-99 Balestier Khalsa
twenty one Sahil Suhaimi FW 20 July 8, 1992 hougang united
twenty two Taufik Sparno FW Five October 31, 1995 Tampines Rovers

Match Schedule for Singapore Men’s National Team in March 2023

date and time match venue
Thursday, March 23, 2023, 8:00 PM Hong Kong vs. Singapore Mong Kok Stadium
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 7:30 PM Macau vs. Singapore Macau Olympic Stadium

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Singapore Football Association

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