SINGAPORE (24 July 2019) – Philippe Aw, the head coach of the Singapore Under-15 team has announced his squad for the AFF U15 Championship 2019 that will take place from 27 July to 9 August in Chonburi, Thailand.
Singapore, drawn in Group A against defending champions Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Timor-Leste and the Philippines, have called up five players from Singapore Premier League clubs which included Finland-based defender Xavier Wong.
Aw, who took up his role in January, has placed a strong emphasis on discipline and teamwork when selecting the players.
“Discipline is one of the cornerstones upon which a successful team is built,” said Aw.
“We had a plan since last year with the introduction of the FAS U14 developmental league and we have been monitoring eligible players over the past few months, speaking with school and club coaches, and watching players as much as possible during local competitions. The players who made the final squad have shown that they possess the right mindset that is required at this early stage if they wish to progress to the next level. Having excellent technical ability is not enough if you are unable to instil the desire to display professionalism both on and off the pitch. This is the stage where we need to start the process.
“As this will be their first AFF tournament, it is also important for these boys to learn from such international matches as it will aid their development towards the long-term goal of being a full-fledged National Team player.
“Our aim at this tournament is to be competitive in all our matches, while displaying the key values of discipline, resilience and teamwork.”
Singapore U15 Boys’
|1||Aizil Yazid||GK||15||Greenridge Secondary School|
|2||Sunny Tia||GK||15||Home United|
|3||Veer Karan Sobti||GK||15||United World College|
|4||Adam Norkhalis||DF||15||Jurongville Secondary School|
|5||Aqil Yazid||DF||15||Singapore Sports School|
|6||Farid Jafiri||DF||15||Active SG|
|7||Junki Kenn Yoshimura||DF||15||Singapore Sports School|
|8||Rayyan Ramzdan||DF||15||Jurongville Secondary School|
|9||Kieran Teo||DF||15||Home United|
|10||Xavier Wong||DF||15||Inter Turku (Finland)|
|11||Ahmad Dzulfaqar||MF||15||Albirex Niigata (S)|
|12||Arsyad Basiron||MF||15||Jurongville Secondary School|
|13||Danie Hafiy||MF||15||Active SG|
|14||Dylan Choo||MF||15||Active SG|
|15||Ethan Henry Pinto||MF||15||Singapore Sports School|
|16||Kenji Austin||MF||15||Active SG|
|17||Seng Hong Kai||MF||15||Geylang International|
|18||Sufian Saberin||MF||15||Serangoon Garden Secondary School|
|19||Ali Manaf||FW||14||Meridian Secondary School|
|20||Amir Syafiz Rashid||FW||15||Singapore Sports School|
|21||Irfan Iskandar||FW||15||Singapore Sports School|
|22||Nasrul Haji||FW||15||Geylang International|