Singapore squad for Philippines friendly

The Lions will continue their preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup with a friendly against the Azkals on Friday at the Jurong West Stadium
The Football Association of Singapore has named the Singapore squad for the International Friendly against the Philippines, taking place on Friday, the September 7, 2012 at the Jurong West Stadium, in preparation for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup, later this year.

Nazrul Nazari and Shahfiq Ghani of Courts Young Lions, together with Tampines Rovers’ Jufri Taha, earned their first international cap for Singapore when they featured against Hong Kong in another international friendly last month.

Veteran players Shahril Ishak and Agu Casmir have re-joined the squad after missing out on the last call-up as they were nursing respective injuries.

The squad boasts 16 players from LIONSXII, who finished their debut Malaysian Super League season as runners-up, together with 11 players from various S.League clubs such as Balestier Khalsa FC, Tampines Rovers FC, Home United FC, Courts Young Lions FC, Singapore Armed Forces FC and Tanjong Pagar United FC.

The average age of the squad is 25.9 years, and the team features 8 players below the age of 23 years thus creating a judicious blend of youth and experience as they prepare the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup 2012.

The players have been selected purely based on merit and their performances in the Great Eastern-YEO’S S.League and the Malaysian Super League.


Full Squad:

Joey Sim (GK) Balestier Khalsa FC, Nazrul Nazari (MF) Courts Young Lions, Shahfiq Ghani (FW) Courts Young Lions, Qiu Li (FW) Home United FC, Shi Jiayi (MF) Home United FC, Agu Casmir (FW) Lions XII, Baihakki Khaizan (DF) Lions XII, Hariss Harun (MF) Lions XII, Juma'at Jantan (DF) Lions XII, Izwan Mahbud (GK) Lions XII, Shaiful Esah (DF) Lions XII, Hyrulnizam Juma'at (GK) Lions XII, Isa Halim (MF) Lions XII, Khairul Amri (FW) Lions XII, Shahril Ishak (MF) Lions XII, Irwan Shah (DF) Lions XII, Shakir Hamzah (DF) Lions XII, Yasir Hanapi (MF) Lions XII, Safirul Sulaiman (MF) Lions XII, Shahdan Sulaiman (MF) Lions XII, Safuwan Baharudin (DF) Lions XII, Daniel Bennett (DF) Singapore Armed Forces FC, Fazrul Nawaz (FW) Singapore Armed Forces FC, Aleksandar Duric (FW) Tampines Rovers FC, Jufri Taha (DF) Tampines Rovers FC, Mustafic Fahrudin (MF) Tampines Rovers FC, Delwinder Singh (DF) Tanjong Pagar United FC


International Friendly: Singapore vs Philippines
Date: Friday, 7th September 2012
Time: 7.45 pm
Venue: Jurong West Stadium

Date:  Friday, 7th September 2012
Time:  5.00 pm onwards
Venue: Jurong West Stadium
Pricing: S$10 (Adult), *S$2 (Concession - Student/ Senior Citizen)

*Students (Primary, Secondary, ITE, JC Students Only) and Senior Citizens have to produce their concession passes upon entry into the stadium. Concession tickets are also applicable to children aged 7 and below whom require a seat in the stadium.
*Please note that there will be a seating allocation for both the Singapore and Away fans.
*Please be reminded that all purchasing fans are required to present their photo identification card upon purchasing match tickets.