|Fazrul (L) recalled|
These are some of notable names called up and excluded in Singapore national football team coach Bernd Stange's latest selection that was announced yesterday via the media release from the Football Association of Singapore.
Other than that, the list of 22 players relatively stayed intact for the upcoming training tour to China and Hong Kong next month.
Despite the brickbats after his showing against the Omanis, Balestier Khalsa's Qiu Li is still in loop with young Adam Swandi of Metz FC joining the group.
Nonetheless, looking at the list of 22, there is one question that remains a mystery to me, at least.
|Qiu Li (L) keeps his spot in Stange's plans|
It definitely doesn't fit what the German coach has preached since his arrival.
While coach Stange has been pleading for patient to see his formula works after the last week's loss, it's not difficult to tell either that the limited pool of players on the country's top level has made things difficult for him to look for the type of players he wants when he suggested that he will widen up his radar to the Prime League as well (as reported in the papers).
|Coach Stange (R) widen up his radar for players|
Anyway, I think the utmost task for the Lions is to look from the group of 22 that could be that "needle with a thread to sew the two pieces of cloths together" during their trip.
The Group of 22 players bound for China and Hong Kong
|1||Izwan Mahbud||23||Goalkeeper||Lions XII|
|2||Hassan Sunny||29||Goalkeeper||Warriors FC|
|3||Fadhil Salim||30||Goalkeeper||Hougang United FC|
|4||Faritz Hameed||23||Defender||Lions XII|
|5||Ismail Yunos||27||Defender||Home United FC|
|6||Baihakki Khaizan||29||Defender||Lions XII|
|7||Safuwan Baharudin||22||Defender||Lions XII|
|8||Shakir Hamzah||20||Defender||Lions XII|
|9||Afiq Yunos||23||Defender||Courts Young Lions|
|10||Zulfadli Zainal Abidin||25||Defender||Warriors FC|
|11||Irwan Shah||24||Defender||Lions XII|
|12||Isa Halim||27||Midfielder||Lions XII|
|13||Hariss Harun||23||Midfielder||Lions XII|
|14||Noh Rahman||33||Defender||Home United FC|
|15||Anumanthan S/O Mohan Kumar||19||Midfielder||Courts Young Lions|
|16||Adam Swandi||17||Midfielder||Metz FC|
|17||Indra Sahdan||34||Forward||Home United FC|
|18||Khairul Amri||28||Forward||Tampines Rovers FC|
|19||Qiu Li||32||Forward||Balestier Khalsa FC|
|20||Shahfiq Ghani||21||Forward||Lions XII|
|21||Shahril Ishak||29||Forward||Lions XII|
|22||Fazrul Nawaz||28||Forward||Lions XII|