Lioness wins AFF Women’s Championship for the first time in 18 years – Football Association of Singapore

July 12, 2022, the moment of Izzati Rossni before scoring.

Manila, July 12, 2022 – When they went up to the pitch on Tuesday night, the Singapore Women’s National Team knew what was on the line.

The severe defeats to the Philippines, Australia and Thailand the day before left them tired, but not exhausted.

And at Vinyan Soccer Stadium, he played against Indonesia in the final round of the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship 2022 campaign, and Lioness achieved a victory that had not been done since 2004.

“As a team, we worked hard and participated in the game knowing that some of our opponents were on the top side, but we still worked as hard as we could,” said Daniya Kashima. Told. “There was no doubt about our efforts. We know within ourselves that we are improving, and that improvement will take time, but sometimes how much the people are. It was difficult to know if it was critical. “

However, frustration, fatigue from playing five times in nine days, and suspicions felt by Daniya and other teammates disappeared with the final whistle of a 2-0 victory.

The first win in 29 games across eight editions was a reward for the side who was fired from the beginning. Farhanah Ruhaizat and Dhaniyah combined well on the right side, and on the left side Putri Syaliza and Danelle Tan plagued their opponents’ defense with their skills.

Venetia Lim’s deadball range has proven to be a threat, with the deadlock unlocked in the first minute of additional time. A free kick from the midfielder’s deep caused confusion, and the ball fell kindly to Isati Rosni when goalkeeper Fani Spryant made a hash of the catch. The 23-year-old has the knack for scoring on the big stage, and the 23-year-old player who won the last match decided to win Singapore’s first Southeast Asian Games since May 1985.

The Garuda Peltiwis Strongly back to the bottom, Singapore digged deeper and kept them away. A smart stop from Noor Kusmawati denied Sheva Fritcha at the mark of time, but Lioness continued to look for seconds to calm his nerves.

And the moment that the substitute Shazwani Ruji never forgets arrived one minute after the additional time.

Nurhidayu Naszri’s left throw went by Tan towards Lila Tan’s pass and tricked his opponent with that touch. When the Indonesians scrambled, the ball scored the first international goal with a historic victory, with Shazwani flicking over the goalkeeper.

Syazwani Ruzi will celebrate on July 12, 2022.

The defenders participated in the celebration as a whole team, and at the final whistle, Singapore was able to look back on the fourth place finish in Group A of six teams. This is the best tournament finish ever in nine editions. The long distance of 4 points, 3 goals and 2 clean sheets were also the best in one campaign.

Coach Stephen Ng said at a post-match press conference: They are very good for our development. It was a pity that I didn’t move on to the next round, but it was a great experience. Today we were eager to win to end the campaign, and today we worked hard for it. I commend the efforts of all players. “

Lioness will return to Singapore tomorrow at 8:30 pm.

Singapore: Noor Kusumawati Rosman, Nurhidayu Naszri, Farhanah Ruhaizat (Lila Tan 64′), Dhaniyah Qasimah, Danelle Tan, Izzati Rosni (Syazwani Ruzi 84′), Putri Syaliza, Ernie Sulastri (C), Umairah Hamdan, Dorcas Chu Venetia Lim (Afiqah Omar 90 + 2′).

Unused submarine: Beatrice Tan, Haziqah Haszman, Georgia Khoo Yow, Fatin Aqillah Ridzwan, Irsarina Irwan, Claire Marie Tay, Nadhra Aqilah Saiful, Alyssa Yazrin Lioness wins AFF Women’s Championship for the first time in 18 years – Football Association of Singapore

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