Avramovic relishing Singapore clash after Myanmar qualify for Suzuki Cup

Singapore will be reunited with a familiar face when they face off with Radojko Avramovic's Myanmar in the AFF Suzuki Cup on November 26.

The Burmese qualified for the Cup atop their group after beating Laos 2-1 on Monday, and will now join Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in Group B.

Avramovic had become synonymous with the competition when he previously led Singapore to lift the trophy in 2004, 2007 and 2012. 

The 64-year-old helmed the Lions between 2003 to 2012 and played a major role launching the international careers of many Singapore team regulars, such as captain Sharil Ishak and Khairul Amri.

However, he assured he will be putting the close ties he feels for the country to one side the moment the match kicks off.

"Of course, it will be nice to go back to Singapore," Avramovic told The New Paper after his side's victory. "I still have many friends there and it will be good to see all the familiar faces once more.

"But once we take to the field, it will be business as usual for us."

The Lions have stuttered in the run-up to their Suzuki Cup defence however, with Bernd Stange's men losing 2-1 in Hong Kong before surrendering a two-goal advantage to Macau last week.

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