Team Singapore

Who's who in the Singapore Under-23 squad

TNP takes a brief look at the 20 players in the Singapore Under-23 side

SYAZWAN BUHARI

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Height: 1.72m
  • Previous SEA Games: 2013

Not the tallest but makes up for it with his quick reflexes. Has grown in confidence.

RUDY KHAIRULLAH

  • Age: 20
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Height: 1.81m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

A decent back-up to Syazwan with Courts Young Lions.

AL-QAASIMY RAHMAN

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 1.77m
  • Previous SEA Games: 2011, 2013

An upright, reliable captain who never shies away from a challenge.

AMIRUL ADLI

  • Age: 19
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 1.79m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Amirul was deemed good enough for last year's Suzuki Cup. Potential to be a national centre-back.

M ANUMANTHAN

  • Age: 20
  • Position: Defender/Midfielder
  • Height: 1.77m
  • Previous SEA Games: 2013

A tenacious midfielder who is coming to 
terms with his new centre-back role.

SHAKIR HAMZAH

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 1.78m
  • Previous SEA Games: 2013

The most experienced defender. Excellent marker and a good fullback down the left.

SHEIKH ABDUL HADI

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 1.80m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Slowly regaining his form after NS. Was once touted as Courts Young Lions' best defender.

FADLI KAMIS

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Defender
  • Height: 1.73m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Small in stature, but quick and strong in the tackle. Adept on either flanks. A safe fullback back-up.

HO WAI LOON

  • Age: 21
  • Position: Defender
  •  Height: 1.68m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

The surprise inclusion has been the team's most improved player. An uncompromising left-footer.

ADAM SWANDI

  • Age: 19
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Height: 1.71m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Blessed with sublime technique. Transforming from a playmaker to a box-to-box midfielder.

SAFIRUL SULAIMAN

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Height: 1.73m
  • Previous SEA Games: 2011

Experienced left-footer will operate as the hard man in central midfield. Intelligent and calm.

SHAHFIQ GHANI

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Height: 1.74m
  • Previous SEA Games: 2009, 2013

Either a brilliant or nonexistent supporting striker, his free-kick prowess will be vital.

FARIS RAMLI

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Winger
  • Height: 1.68m
  • Previous SEA Games: 2011, 2013

A key man for the LionsXII. Quick and skilful, he is the team's main creator.

STANELY NG

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Winger
  • Height: 1.70m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Industrious winger. with a knack for scoring crucial goals.

PRAVIN GUANASAGARAN

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Height: 1.78m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Hit by injuries. If fit, the all-rounder can be one of Singapore's best central midfielders.

SHAMIL SHARIF

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Midfielder
  • Height: 1.70m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Fearless and versatile, he could be a joker in the pack, off the bench.

S SURIA PRAKASH

  • Age: 21
  • Position: Winger
  • Height: 1.73m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Impressed for the Warriors in the S.League last year. His blistering pace will be a weapon.

SAHIL SUHAIMI

  • Age: 22
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 1.70m
  • Previous SEA Games: 2013

The star of the team. Skilful and clinical finisher. One of those who will carry Singapore's title hopes.

IRFAN FANDI

  • Age: 17
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 1.88m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Eldest son of Fandi who can also play in defence. The lanky striker will be an asset during set-pieces.

AMY RECHA

  • Age: 23
  • Position: Forward
  • Height: 1.70m
  • Previous SEA Games: None

Another natural goalscorer. Top scored for Geylang in the Prime League. A likely substitute.

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