Singapore U21 to face China as Tardy recalls Hami and Pereira

The Young Lions will take on China's under-22 side twice and Hami Syahin and Joshua Pereira are among those called up by coach Richard Tardy... 

Singapore's under-21 side will make the trip to Hohhot and Qujing to take on China’s under-22 line-up in two friendly matches on October 4 and 8 respectively.

This is a continuation of Tardy’s preparation for the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, with the 23-man squad possessing an average age of 19.65.

Young Lions duo Hami Syahin and Joshua Pereira are back after being dropped to the under-19 squad last month to take part in the AFF Under-19 Championship.

“China is one of the strongest teams in Asia, so we are very happy to be able to play these matches against them as part of our long-term preparations for next year’s SEA Games in Malaysia.” Tardy said in a media statement.

“With the SEA Games less than a year away, these friendlies will be a good test, because we saw in our recent match against Bahrain that there are still areas where we can do more.”

Singapore under-21 squad:

Goalkeepers: Hairul Syirhan (Geylang International), Fashah Iskandar (Young Lions), Zharfan Rohaizad (Young Lions)

Defenders: Dhukilan Jeevamani (Young Lions), Illyas Lee (Young Lions), Faizal Roslan (Young Lions), Rusyaidi Salime (Young Lions), Amirul Adli (Young Lions), Shahrin Saberin (Home United), Shafie Muliantoh (Tampines Rovers), Taufiq Muqminin (Young Lions), Yeo Hai Ngee (Home United)

Midfielders: Haiqal Pashia (NFA U-18), Mahathir Azeman (Home United), Hafiz Sulaiman (Warriors FC), Hami Syahin (Young Lions), Shameer Aziq (Young Lions), Joshua Pereira (Young Lions), Jonathan Tan (Young Lions)

Forward: Adam Swandi (Young Lions), Shafeeq Faruk (Young Lions), Amiruldin Asraf (Home United), Ryan Syaffiq (Young Lions)

Main Photo: FAS