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
|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