Everything you need to know about the Singapore U22s

FFT's Kenneth Tan and Gary Koh Lai Hock enlist the help of U22 coach Richard Bok in profiling the 23 players entrusted to fly the flag high for the Republic!

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Led by three-time S.League Coach of the Year Richard Bok, the U22s will be taking part in their biggest international assignment of date – the 2016 AFC U23 Championship qualifiers in Vientiane.

The task will not come any easier, with the Cubs having to play three games in five days – beginning with hosts Laos this Friday, then China two days later, before rounding things up against Mongolia on 31 March.

The group winners and five best second-placed sides from the 10 qualifying groups will advance into the tournament proper in Qatar, which will also serve as the pre-Olympic qualifiers for the 2016 Rio Olympics football tournament, next January.

Singapore narrowly missed out on qualification last time out in Indonesia in 2012, as they finished fourth in a six-team group that included Asian powerhouses Japan and Australia. One might make a case that this year's group seems much more manageable, but there are no certainties in football. Can they go one better in securing a coveted finals spot this time?

FFT enlists coach Bok's help as we take a look at every member of the team that will fly Singapore's colours beginning this Friday.

Turn to the next page for detailed player profiles for the Singapore U22 team!