Singapore to face Bahrain in three youth matches

Singapore's various national youth sides will follow in their senior's footstep as they take on Bahrain in international friendly matches on home soil... 

Singapore's under-19s and under-21s will play international friendly matches against Bahrain in Singapore in the following days.

The first two matches on August 31 and September 3 will pit the under-19s against their Bahrain counterparts at the Choa Chu Kang Stadium. Takuya Inoue will be in charge of Singapore's under-19 squad.

Singapore hope to use these matches as part of their preparation for the AFF Under-19 Championship, which will be held in Hanoi in September.

The under-21s, led by national youth coach Richard Tardy, will take to the same field on September 4, to test themselves against Bahrain's under-21s.

“Every match, especially against stronger teams like Bahrain, presents a chance for our young players to grow tactically, technically and mentally," Tardy said.

"It is absolutely crucial for them to gain international exposure to different styles of play and opponents of a high standard because this will help tremendously in our preparations for next year’s SEA Games.

"The under-19s will also benefit as they are preparing for September’s AFF Under-19 Championship in Hanoi.

"We are happy to be able to play matches like these and will work hard to do well in them. We hope to have the opportunity to play more of such matches as it will only help the development of our young footballers.”