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"In an interview with Yahoo! Singapore, Zainudin (Nordin, FAS President) reiterated that the S-league will not become a "poorer cousin" once the LionsXII start their Malaysia Cup campaign."

Monday, May 27, 2013

Indra:"It's a proud moment to be able to wear the national team jersey again."

(This entry is formulated based on the media release issued by the Football Association of Singapore)

Indra (right) is back in the Lions foray after 3-years
Following his inclusion in the recent SOF-Peter Lim Charity Cup match, almost everyone in the fraternity had been guessing if former Lions captain Indra Sahdan Daud would be called up by the newly appointed national team coach Bernd Stange in their upcoming friendlies against Myanmar and Laos.

Despite announced his retirement from international football in 2010, the 34-year-old has been maintaining his consistency in the S.League by turning out for SAFFC in their Asian Champions League campaign in the same year, before returning to Home United mid of last season after brief stint with NFL side, Keppel Monaco following his release from the Warriors at the end of 2011.

"I am surprised, but happy at the same time for being called up to the national team." said Indra who shared his initial reaction with this blogger upon the release of the national team list.

He added:"I never thought about making a comeback (following the international retirement in 2010), but it's a proud moment to be able to wear the national team jersey again."

When asked what would be his expectation and his role in the team, given his seniority and vast playing experience.

Said the Lion City Cup alumni: "I am not expecting anything, I'm just going to do my part as a team player and try to help the younger players in whatever I could."

According to the media release by the Football Association of Singapore on this evening, the national team will be playing against Myanmar (in Yangon) and Laos (in Vientiane) on June 4 and June 7 respectively.

The Singapore contingency will depart for Yangon on this coming Sunday (2nd of June).

THE NATIONAL TEAM SQUAD LIST
S/No Name Age Position Club
1 Izwan Mahbud 23 GK LionsXII
2 Hassan Sunny 29 GK Warriors
3 Faritz Hameed 23 DF LionsXII
4 Shakir Hamzah 21 DF LionsXII
5 Safuwan Baharudin 22 DF LionsXII
6 Baihakki Khaizan 29 DF LionsXII
7 Afiq Yunos 23 DF Courts Young Lions
8 Noh Rahman 32 DF Home United
9 Shaiful Esah 26 DF Tampines Rovers
10 Rosman Sulaiman 29 DF Woodlands Wellington
11 Shariff Samat 29 DF Woodlands Wellington
12 Faris Ramli 21 MF LionsXII
13 Gabriel Quak 23 MF LionsXII
14 Shahril Ishak 29 MF LionsXII
15 Hariss Harun 23 MF LionsXII
16 Isa Halim 27 MF LionsXII
17 Adam Swandi 17 MF FC Metz
18 Hafiz Nor 25 MF Tanjong Pagar United
19 Shahdan Sulaiman 24 MF Tampines Rovers
20 Qiu Li 32 FW Balestier Khalsa
21 Indra Sahdan 34 FW Home United
22 Khairul Amri 28 FW Tampines Rovers
23 Sufian Anuar 26 FW Warriors

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