|Prayers answered - Fadhil is named in Stange's squad|
Long touted to be a national team material by the Hougang supporters, the calling up of the 30-year-old custodian would be a much-needed cheer for the Cheetahs who are experiencing a poor campaign so far.
However, the former Gombak United 'keeper knows that it will be a tough battle with the competition from Lions XII's Izwan Mahbud and Hassan Sunny of Warriors fighting for the right to stand in between the sticks on 14th of August.
|Balestier's Qiu Li is eager to prove his critics wrong|
Sharing his thoughts on the assembled contingent in the media statement that announced this evening, Coach Stange said: “It was not easy to finalize the squad but I am very pleased we have put together the team now. I am confident that these players have the capabilities to help the team achieve a good result against Oman. It is a well-balanced squad comprising experienced internationals and promising youngsters."
According to the same statement, the Lions will begin the preparatory training on 3rd of August, and centralized training on 10th of August.
The Squad of 23 for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers against Oman
|2||Hassan Sunny||29||Goalkeeper||Warriors FC|
|3||Fadhil Salim||30||Goalkeeper||Hougang United FC|
|6||Afiq Yunos||23||Defender||Courts Young Lions|
|7||Shariff Samad||29||Defender||Woodlands Wellington FC|
|8||Shaiful Esah||27||Defender||Tampines Rovers FC|
|10||Ismail Yunos||27||Defender||Home United FC|
|11||Hafiz Abu Sujad||23||Defender||LionsXII|
|12||Adam Swandi||17||Midfielder||FC Metz|
|13||Sahil Suhaimi||21||Midfielder||Courts Young Lions|
|14||Anumanthan||19||Midfielder||Courts Young Lions|
|18||Noh Rahman||33||Midfielder||Home United FC|
|19||Khairul Amri||28||Forward||Tampines Rovers FC|
|22||Qiu Li||32||Forward||Balestier Khalsa FC|
|23||Indra Sahdan||34||Forward||Home United FC|