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Singapore Lions are up for multiple accolades at the regional awards with the national team up for Team of the Year

By Bhas Kunju
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Singapore have been handed multiple nominations at the inaugural AFF Awards 2013 to be held in Pahang, Malaysia on April 3.

National team captain and AFF Suzuki Cup MVP award winner, Shahril Ishak, leads the nominations for the AFF Player of the Year (Men) award, together with Teerasil Dangda of Thailand, Emelio Caligdong of the Philippines and Myanmar's Kyi Lin.

Shahril has also landed himself a place in the AFF Best XI for the 2012 Suzuki Cup, along with Singapore team-mates Baihakki Khaizan and Mustafic Fahrudin. Thailand have the biggest presence in the Best XI with five players making the cut, and Myanmar, Malaysia and Vietnam rounding of the selection with one player each.

Guiding Singapore to a record fourth title, Radojko Avramovic, who departed from his role as the national coach following the cup success, is up for AFF Coach of the Year (Men’s Team), although the award takes into consideration performances in all AFC, AFF and Fifa competitions for the calendar year. The other nominees in the category include AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 semi-finalists, Hans Micheal Weiss of Philippines and Datuk Rajagobal R. Krishnasamy who led Malaysia. Winfried Anton Schafer who led Thailand to a runners-up finish is the final nominee in the category.

Singapore match officials will also have something to shout about with four different personnel being nominated for awards. Abdul Malik's only competition in the AFF Referee of the Year (Men) category will be Thailand's Chaiya Alee Mahapab, while Abirami Apbai Naidu, who has officiated in international women's competitions, will also contest with a Thai nominee for the AFF Referee of the Year award in the Women's category.

Meanwhile Jeffrey Goh and Tang Yew Mun, both from Singapore, have been nominated for the AFF Assistant Referee of the Year (Men) award with Malaysia's Mohd Sabri Mat Daud.

Football Association of Singapore could also find themselves on the honour roll for the night as they, along with all member assocations of AFF, are contesting for the AFF Association of the Year award.

 


Nominees and recipients

AFF Life Service Award : H.E. Tengku Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Ahmad Rithauddeen

ASEAN Goodwill Award : H.R.H. Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta’in Billah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Abu Bakar

AFF Best XI (Suzuki Cup 2012):

Goalkeeper  : Kawin Thamsatchanan (THA)

Right Back  : Nguyen Minh Duc (VIE)

Centre Back  : Baihakki Khaizan (SIN)

Centre Back  : Panupong Wongsa (THA)

Left Back: Theerathon Bunmathan (THA)

Right Midfield : Kyi Lin (MYA)

Centre Midfield: Safiq Rahim (MAS)

Centre Midfield : Mustafic Fahrudin (SIN)

Left Midfield  : Anucha Kitpongsri (THA)

Striker   : Mohd Shahril Ishak (SIN)

Striker   : Teerasil Dangda (THA)

Best Goal in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 : Teerasil Dangda (THA) Semi Final (1st Leg) Malaysia vs Thailand, December 9, 2012.

AFF Futsal Team of the Year: Thailand

AFF Association of the Year Nominees: All Member Associations

AFF Referee of the Year (Men) Nominees:
Abdul Malik Abdul Bashir (SIN)
Chaiya Alee Mahapab (THA)

AFF Referee of the Year (Women) Nominees:
Abirami Apbai Naidu (SIN)
Pannipar Kamnueng (THA)

AFF Assistant Referee of the Year (Men) Nominees:
Mohd Sabri Mat Daud (MAS)
Jeffrey Goh Gek Pheng (SIN)
Tang Yew Mun (SIN)

AFF Assistant Referee of the Year (Women) Nominees:
Widiya Habibah Shamsuri (MAS)
Praphaiphit Tarik (THA)

AFF Player of the Year (Men) Nominees:
Teerasil Dangda (THA)
Mohd. Shahril Ishak (SIN)
Emelio Asada Caligdong (PHI)
Kyi Lin (MYA)

AFF Player of the Year (Women) Nominees:
Junpen Seesraum (THA)
Dang Thi Kieu Trinh (VIE)
San San Maw (MYA)

AFF Youth Player of the Year Nominees:
Chanathip Songkrasin (THA)
Nguyen Van Quyet (VIE)
Keoviengphet Liththideth (LAO)

AFF Futsal Player of the Year Nominees:
Suphawut Thuenklang (THA)
Nguyen Bao Quan (VIE)
Pyae Phyo Aung (MYA)

AFF Coach of the Year (Men’s Team) Nominees:
Radojko Avramovic (SIN)
Winfried Anton Schafer (THA)
Hans Micheal Weiss (PHI)
Datuk Rajagobal R. Krishnasamy (MAS)

AFF Coach of the Year (Women’s Team) Nominees:
Chen Yun Fa (VIE)
Kumada Yoshinori (MYA)
Han Wong Chol (LAO)

AFF National Team of the Year (Men) Nominees:
Singapore
Thailand
Philippines
Malaysia

AFF National Team of the Year (Women) Nominees:
Vietnam
Myanmar
Thailand
Laos

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