| SINGAPORE (15 August 2010) – The Singapore Under-23 team ended their Maldives tour on a high when they beat their counterparts 2-0 in a friendly that was played at the Male National Stadium.
The team is being prepared for the Asian Games which will be held in China in November.
The young Singapore side, which had lost to the same team several days earlier, were more determined to get their own and they did just enough in the 35th minute to earn an own goal off a deflection from Maldives’ Ahmed Abdullah.
With the score 1-0 to Singapore’s advantage, Fazli Ayob then slammed home the second goal six minutes into the second half to put the visitors comfortably in front.
Chief coach V. Sundram Moorthy signaled his delight after the win and gave credit to his boys for their gutsy performance.
“I’m very happy with the way the boys played. They showed more desire and hunger to get the result. I felt that the boys played more collectively as a team and showed more spirit than their opponents. Overall, there are many positives to take from this tour,” said Sundram.