Ong Kim Swee, the Harimau Muda head coach has revelead the list of players that he will bring to play in the Queensland League Australia.
The team consists of both experienced as well as newly promoted players and the squad has 25 players all together.
Some of the familiar names are midfielders Garry Steven Robbat and Saarvindran, defender Nazirul Naim and striker Muhammad Ferris Danial.
Ong Kim Swee has named three goalkeepers for their challenge in the league, which are Damien Lim, Mohamad Firdaus and Mohd Farhan Abu Bakar. However, the squad is seemingly heavy on midfielders, with only four defenders and four strikers listed.
This will be the first time Harimau Muda A will play their trade in Queensland League Australia, in order to gain experience and help their preparation for several major tournaments toward the end of the year.
Previously, some of the Australian reports have suggested that the arrival of the Young Tigers would attract bookies and match-fixing to take place in the league. However the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have already insisted that they will still go ahead and play there, despite the negative criticism from the media.
Harimau Muda A will travel to Australia first, while their head coach Ong Kim Swee will join them as soon as he finishes his work with the national team as the Malayan Tigers face Yemen in their crucial Asian Cup qualification match.
The full list of players of Harimau Muda A to play in Australia:
- Mohd Farhan Abu Bakar
- Shahrul Mohd Saad
- Wan Ahmad Amirzafran Wan Nadris
- Muhammad Ariff Farhan Md Isa
- Saarvindran Devandrin
- Muhamad Arif Mohamed Anwar
- Gary Steven Robbat
- Adam Nor Azlin
- Satish Krishnan
- Mohammad Amer Saidin
- Muhammad Nurridzuan Abu Hassan
- Mohamad Fandi Othman
- Mohamad Firdaus Muhamad
- Mohammad Ridzuan Abdunloh Pula
- Mohd Azrif Nasrulhaq Badrul Hisham
- Nazirul Naim Che Hashim
- Damien Lim Chien Khai
- Saiful Ridzuan Selamat
- Kenny Pallraj Davargi
- Mohamad Amirul Hisyam Awang Kechik
- Muhamad Faizat Mohamad Ghazli
- Mohamad Qayyum Marjoni Sabil
- Muhammad Jafri Muhammad Firdaus Chew
- Zaiful Abdul Hakim
- Muhammad Ferris Danial Mat Nasir