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We will have to see more on the Singaporean side ahead in the Sea Games against their upcoming opponents. Take a look at our latest Singapore football news preview before the interesting fixtures ahead of their journey to SEA Games. The national teams are getting involved in the men’s football tournament in the 30th Southeast Asian Games can get players that are 23 years of age above within the team and Singapore are organized to insert Ramli to considered as one of the two overage promising players. The Young Lions recently obtained an improvement on their rosters and that is the confirmation of Ikhsan Fandi and Faris Ramli will be joining the team for the SEA Games football competition from the duration of November 25 to December 10, 2019. Faris Ramli – The Singapore Premier League’s Player of the Year and recently signed for Terengganu in the Malaysian top flight and he will fill in one of the overaged slots within the Under-22 club. Meanwhile flexible defender Tajeli Salamat, 25-year-old, will also be an additional overaged player according to coach Fandi Ahmad. He also stated last week that:
“Tajeli and Faris were 70 percent probability to join his 20-man team. (and at last, it is confirmed), yeah. We also hope that everyone is injury-free.”
“Faris is Faris. He keeps the ball well, dribbles and releases the ball well. Maybe he only needs more training with us before we leave.” Coach stated.
“What we need is an attacker and another defender. Tajeli gives flexibility, he can play in the defense on the right, left and center. We were looking for a utility player; he can play anywhere.” Coach Fandi said.
Ahmad was also provided an additional uplift, as his son, Ikhsan has been in control to keep his release from Norweigan club Raufoss IL for the biennial matches.
The 20-year-old Ikhsan is the main striker from the senior squad with the record of seven goals coming from the 16 appearances. He stated:
“It will be challenging campaign ahead going up against tough opponents in the group stage, but we have faith in our players. We know that they are fighters…. Win, lose or draw, they will fight.”
The Youthful Lions has the record of drawn within Group B with Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, Laos and Vietnam and they weren’t able to reach the knockout stage at three coming from the last four SEA Games. Here’s the lineup for the attackers of the team name, Ikhsan Fandi and Faris Ramli. The midfielders of the team consist of Haiqal Pashia, Hami Syahin, Jacob Mahler, Joshua Pereira, Naqiuddin Eunos, Nur Luqman, Saifullah Akbar, and Shah Shahiran. The defenders of the squad composed of Irfan Fandi, Irfan Najeeb, Jordan Vestering, Ryhan Steward, Syahrul Sazali, Tajeli Salamat, Lionell Tan, and Zulqarnaen Suzliman. While the goalkeepers are Zharfan Rohaizad and Kenji Rusydi.