SINGAPORE (7 Jan 2017) – The Singapore Women’s national team put up a performance of a lifetime to hold the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to a goalless draw in a friendly that was played at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
UAE were heavily fancied to win the tie after beating a Singapore Selection side 4-0 two days ago, but the Singapore Women’s team had other ideas.
“This is pretty much a new team with five to six players from the Under-19s,” said Singapore head coach Yeong Sheau Shyan, who is preparing her team for the AFF Women’s Championship 2017 in March.
“We’re also missing a core group of players who are injured, but we fought very hard to get the result tonight. Whatever the result, I was happy the moment they showed me that attitude on the pitch.
“This is the first time many of our players had played at a very high level and they performed incredibly. We held possession well, instead of just hoofing it up and hoping for the best. We just have to build on our confidence in the attacking third and work on our finishing from now on.”