Retired Baihakki Khaizan gets Lions call up.

He already has 134 international caps to his name and had indicated that he was retiring from international football.

However, Thailand-based Baihakki Khaizan has been convinced by national coach Tatsuma Yoshida to return to the international fold for Singapore’s Group D matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and 2023 Asian Cup preliminary joint qualification Round 2 campaign in September.

Yoshida also handed the trio of Zharfan Rohaizad (Young Lions), Darren Teh (Geylang International) and Hazzuwan Halim (Balestier Khalsa) their maiden senior call-ups.

Tatsuma said, “I have been keeping tabs on the progress of our players, both in the Singapore Premier League and abroad, over the past three months and all of the players in this squad are here on merit as they have performed well for their clubs.

“I am confident of this squad’s abilities and we are going into the games with a positive mindset. I feel relaxed and am looking forward to the final phase of preparations as we target victory at home.”

The Lions will begin centralised training on Monday, 2 September and will kick off their Group D campaign against Yemen at the National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub on 5 September before hosting Palestine five days later at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Singapore Men’s National Team Squad for 5 & 10 September 2019

S/N Name Pos Caps Goals DOB Club
1 Hassan Sunny GK 83 0 2-Apr-84 Army United (THA)
2 Izwan Mahbud GK 46 0 14-Jul-90 Nongbua Pitchaya (THA)
3 Zharfan Rohaizad GK 0 0 21-Feb-97 Young Lions
4 Amirul Adli DF 8 0 13-Jan-96 Tampines Rovers
5 Baihakki Khaizan DF 134 5 31-Jan-84 Trat FC (THA)
6 Darren Teh DF 0 0 19-Aug-96 Geylang International
7 Irfan Fandi DF 21 1 13-Aug-97 BG Pathum United (THA)
8 Irwan Shah DF 24 0 2-Nov-88 Tampines Rovers
9 Nazrul Nazari DF 32 0 11-Feb-91 Hougang United
10 Safuwan Baharudin DF 89 10 22-Sep-91 Pahang FA (MAS)
11 Shakir Hamzah DF 49 2 10-Oct-92 Kedah FA (MAS)
12 Zulqarnaen Suzliman DF 7 0 29-Mar-98 Young Lions
13 Hami Syahin MF 0 0 16-Dec-98 Home United
14 Hariss Harun MF 94 10 19-Nov-90 Johor Darul Ta’zim (MAS)
15 Shahdan Sulaiman MF 58 4 9-May-88 Tampines Rovers
16 Yasir Hanapi MF 31 1 21-Jun-89 Tampines Rovers
17 Faris Ramli FW 51 8 24-Aug-92 Hougang United
18 Gabriel Quak FW 30 5 22-Dec-90 Warriors FC
19 Hafiz Nor FW 2 0 22-Aug-88 Home United
20 Hazzuwan Halim FW 0 0 2-Feb-94 Balestier Khalsa
21 Ikhsan Fandi FW 12 5 9-Apr-99 Raufoss IL (NOR)
22 Khairul Amri FW 132 32 14-Mar-85 FELDA United (MAS)
23 Shawal Anuar FW 6 1 29-Apr-91 Geylang International

Main photo: Baihakki Khaizan