The LIONSXII squad consists of 24 home-grown, true-blue Singaporeans.
With development being a central tenet of this team, the squad currently comprises a blend of talented young footballers who are the pride of Singapore, and National footballers.
The likes of Izwan Mahbud, Safuwan Baharudin and Zulfahmi Arifin have made the step up from being promising youngsters to playing a big part in this team. Many of the squad will represent the future generation of national team footballers, with their representation of the Singapore National Under-23 team, most recently at last year’s SEA Games. The likes of Isa Halim, Khairul Amri and Sufian Anuar also bring a wealth of experience with them having played in the Great Eastern YEO’S S.League and also in overseas competitions.
Under the astute guidance of Head Coach Fandi Ahmad and his able assistant, fellow former National Team Captain Nazri Nasir, the team will open their league title defence on 17 January 2014, in the Charity Shield match against Pahang FA, with the result after 90 mins being the recorded league result.
This team brought the memories flowing back when they opened the 2012 Malaysian Super League campaign against Kelantan on 10 January 2012.
A whole nation’s expectations are on the shoulders of these 24 lionhearts and they can only get better with the support of the 12th man: the FANS.
Have a read through the player profiles and find out interesting facts like how most players rate Gabriel Quak as their favourite singer and interesting trivia on our players, including our captain Isa Halim.
The LIONSXII is OUR team. Get to know them better!