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2007 Alam Shah-Inspired Singapore: Where are they now?

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Noh Rahman

Noh started the tournament as a reserve, but halfway through he was inserted into the starting line-up in place of the young Hafiz Osman.

His experience proved to be vital in the end in helping Singapore to defend their title.

The following year, he was named as vice-captain of the national team but the team failed to impress in the following two editions of the Suzuki Cup. He continued representing the Lions until he was dropped by Bernd Stange in 2013.


Noh announced his retirement earlier this year

At club level, Noh switched around clubs, joining Warriors from Geylang United (now Geylang International), before moving on to Home United until the end of last year.  

He signed a one-year deal with Tampines Rovers at the start of this year, and impressed enough that he earned a recall to the national team in May, but turned it down by announcing his international retirement.  

S. Subramani


Subramani is now working at ITE

The veteran was in the final years of his career by 2007 and often started matches from the bench. Still, he was frequently called upon in the tournament when the Lions needed to defend a lead, and it was exactly what he did when Raddy sent him on in the second half of the second leg in place of Ridhuan Muhammad.

He retired from international duties after the tournament, earning more than 100 caps in total, before calling time on his career after spending two more years with Home United.

Subramani was most recently the assistant coach of the Singapore Under-23 side, but left when Aide Iskandar announced his resignation following the team’s failure to qualify for the SEA Games knockout stages last year.

Currently, he is a Physical Education lecturer at the Institute of Education (ITE).

Shi Jiayi


Shi Jiayi was ever-present in the engine room

The midfielder was played in the middle of the park alongside Fahrudin Mustafic in his first Suzuki Cup tournament and was crucial in dictating play in Avramovic’s game plan.

However, it took him until the end of that year for him to score his first goals for his adopted country, which came against Palestine in a World Cup qualifier.

He would continue thriving for both club and country, and after lifting the Singapore Cup in 2011 with Home United, he also helped the Lions to another triumph in the Suzuki Cup in 2012. That was also the last time he donned the Singapore jersey.

He subsequently joined Warriors FC in 2013 and a year later under Alex Weaver, became a key cog in the midfield that helped the club win a record ninth S.League title. However, he called it quits at the end of 2015, moving back to China.