The national Under-23 coach is confident his side can do well in the tournament after being pitted against the likes of Vietnam and defending champions MalaysiaSingapore Under-23 coach Aide Iskandar is confident his young boys will fulfill their potential of reaching the final of the SEA Games next month.
Singapore has been drawn in Group A together with Laos, Brunei, Vietnam and defending champions Malaysia. Thailand, Indonesia, Timor Leste, Cambodia and hosts Myanmar are in Group B.
The draw was conducted on Wednesday at the Wunna Theikdi Main Stadium in Naypyidaw, Myanmar.
Despite the tough draw, Aide is confident of his team’s chances ahead of the tournament.
“Despite being drawn in a difficult group with strong teams including Vietnam and defending champions Malaysia, I am confident that our team will perform up to expectations,” he said.
“We are in our final phase of preparation and our boys are training hard. I look forward to a good campaign with the team and doing well for our nation.”
Singapore will play its first group stage match against Laos at the Zeyar Thiri Stadium in Naypyidaw on December 4. The top two teams in each group will qualify for the semi-finals on December 19. The final will be held on December 21, again at Zeyar Thiri Stadium.