BY NIK AFIQ Follow on Twitter
Malaysia Under-22 (U22) head coach, Frank Bernhardt has called up 24 players for Nations Cup 2016 and a training camp in Chiba, Japan.
Bernhadt has retained 22 out of the 29 players who beat Philippines U22 4-1 and drew 1-1 with Nepal last March, while adding two fresh faces.
Some of the players who got the callup are Kedah trio, Syafiq Ahmad, Farhan Roslan and Arif Farhan. Team captain, Faris Shah Rosli (Kelantan) has also been retained in the squad, together with Shahrul Hakim, also from Kelantan.
Meanwhile, the two new faces who received the call up are Adam Nor Azlin from Selangor and DRB Hicom’s right back, Sanjef Dinesh.
All 24 players will report for central training at Wisma FAM next week on the 23rd of May, before heading off for the tournament and to Japan.
The squad will first travel to Melaka on the 29th of May for the Nations Cup 2016 tournament and will face Singapore U21 in the opening match.
They will then travel to Chiba, Japan on June 9th for a training camp, and they are also scheduled to play a series of friendly matches in Japan.
The Malaysia U22 squad:
|Muhammad Syafiq Ahmad||21||Kedah|
|Mohammad Farhan Roslan||20||Kedah|
|Muhammad Arif Farhan Md Isa||20||Kedah|
|Muhammad Safawi Rasid||19||T-Team|
|Mohamad Arif Fadzilah Abu Bakar||20||T-Team|
|Muhammad Zuasyraf Zulkiefle||20||T-Team|
|Dominic Tan Jun Jin||19||JDT II|
|Muhammad Syazwan Andik Mohd Ishak||20||JDT II|
|Mohamad Faris Shah Mohd Rosli||21||Kelantan|
|Muhamad Shahrul Hakim Rahim||21||Kelantan|
|Muhamad Arif Mohamed Anwar||21||Kuala Lumpur|
|Muhammad Irfan Zakaria||21||Kuala Lumpur|
|Muhamad Danish Haziq Saipul Hisham||19||Negeri Sembilan|
|Thanabalan A/L Nadarajah||21||Negeri Sembilan|
|Muhammad Firdaus Saiyadi||20||Perak|
|Ahmad Khairil Anuar Ahmad Zamri||21||Perak|
|Sanjef Dinesh A/L R S Baskeran||21||DRB-Hicom FC|
|Muhammad Shah Amirul Mohd Zamri||18||Pahang|
|Muhammad Haziq Nadzli||18||PDRM|
|Muhd Jafri Muhammad Firdaus Chew||19||Penang|
|Nur Shamie Iszuan Amin||21||Sarawak|
|Amierul Hakimi Awang||21||Terengganu|
|Mohd Adib Zainuddin||21||UiTM FC|
|Adam Nor Azlin||20||Selangor|