28 players have been selected by coaches Nazri Nasir and Philippe Aw for the upcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Asian Cup 2022 qualifying campaign.
Of the squad of 28, 20 of the players are from the Young Lions.
Players from Albirex Niigata (2), Tampines Rovers (3), Lion City Sailors (2) and Hougang United (1) make up the other eight players who have been named to the squad of 28.
23 players will make the final cut for the qualifiers, to b decided after a week of centralised training.
Singapore will begin their Group H campaign against Timor Leste on 25 October, and will face off against Philippines and Korea Republic thereafter.
Singapore U22 Head Coach Nazri Nasir said, “This team has been picked after looking at all the eligible players’ displays during the Singapore Premier League season and of course in extensive consultation with my assistant Philippe Aw, who has worked very closely with the Young Lions as their Head Coach this year.
“During this upcoming centralised training, we will further emphasise on the philosophy we have adapted for the boys to execute since the previous centralised training.
“We will also be looking at players who have good character, both in and outside the field. Of course, a winning mentality is very important, especially as these boys have not played international tournaments for a while; this is where we will look at how hungry they are to fight for a place in the final squad.
“Everyone will have the chance to prove their worth during the training sessions and again, we want to emphasise that possessing the right mentality is important, along with their playing abilities and understanding of our playing philosophies.”
A total of 11 groups from both the West and East Zone will contest the qualifiers.
The group winners and four best second-placed teams set to advance to the final stage.
The AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022, the fifth edition of the tournament, will be held in Uzbekistan in June 2022.
Singapore has never qualified for the final tournament so far.
The list of 28 players and their clubs are listed below.
|1||Dylan Pereira Singh||GK||31-Jul-00||Young Lions|
|2||Martyn Mun||GK||7-Jan-00||Young Lions|
|3||Ridhwan Fikri||GK||29-Apr-99||Young Lions|
|4||Amirul Haikal||DF||11-Oct-99||Tampines Rovers|
|5||Danish Irfan||DF||10-Mar-99||Young Lions|
|6||Jacob Mahler||DF||10-Apr-00||Young Lions|
|7||Jordan Emaviwe||DF||9-Apr-01||Young Lions|
|8||Nazhiim Harman||DF||2-Mar-99||Young Lions|
|9||Nur Adam Abdullah||DF||13-Apr-01||Lion City Sailors|
|10||Raoul Suhaimi||DF||18-Sep-05||Young Lions|
|11||Ryaan Sanizal||DF||31-May-02||Tampines Rovers|
|12||Ryhan Stewart||DF||15-Feb-00||Young Lions|
|13||Arshad Shamim||MF||9-Dec-99||Young Lions|
|14||Daniel Goh||MF||13-Aug-99||Young Lions|
|15||Farhan Zulkifli||MF||10-Nov-02||Hougang United|
|16||Harhys Stewart||MF||20-Mar-01||Young Lions|
|17||Jared Gallagher||MF||18-Jan-02||Young Lions|
|18||Joel Chew||MF||9-Feb-00||Young Lions|
|19||Marc Ryan Tan||MF||18-Jan-02||Tampines Rovers|
|20||Ong Yu En||MF||3-Oct-03||Albirex Niigata (S)|
|21||Rezza Rezky||MF||8-Nov-00||Young Lions|
|22||Saifullah Akbar||MF||31-Jan-99||Lion City Sailors|
|23||Shah Shahiran||MF||14-Nov-99||Young Lions|
|24||Zamani Zamri||MF||31-May-01||Young Lions|
|25||Fikri Junaidi||FW||2-Apr-00||Albirex Niigata (S)|
|26||Glenn Kweh||FW||26-Mar-00||Young Lions|
|27||Khairin Nadim||FW||8-May-04||Young Lions|
|28||Zikos Chua||FW||15-Apr-02||Young Lions|
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