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Ikhsan Fandi in action at the pre-AFF Suzuki Cup friendlies against Fiji at Bishan Stadium on 11 September 2018. Photo by Muhammad Yusuf Yacob/SportSG news

Lions prepare for AFF Suzuki Cup 2018

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Last Friday’s drizzle did little to dampen our Lions’ manes. In preparation for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018, four friendlies have been scheduled against Mauritius, Fiji, Mongolia, and Cambodia.

Currently halfway through the friendlies, the National Team’s performance shows some promise after going up against Mauritius and Fiji on 7 and 11 September respectively.

Despite Jonathan Justin scoring early for Mauritius, the Lions found their footing at the 74th minute thanks to Ikhsan Fandi’s goal. The match ended with a draw of 1 – 1. 

Less than a week later, our team faced off against Fiji. Back to back goals by Hariss Harun and Ikhsan Fandi ensured victory for the Lions as the match ended with a score of 2 – 0.

The next match will be held on 12 October at Bishan Stadium against Mongolia. The Lions are scheduled to play against Indonesia in the Group B matches for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 on 9 November.

Here are some of the highlights so far:

  

Mauritius vs Singapore at pre-AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 friendlies at Bushan Stadium. Both teams tied 1 - 1. Photo by Foo Tee Fok/SportSGMauritius vs Singapore at pre-AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 friendlies at Bushan Stadium. Both teams tied 1 - 1. Photo by Foo Tee Fok/SportSG 

Irfan Fandi going high for a header at Bishan Stadium during the friendlies against Mauritius on 7 September 2018. Photo by Abdul Rahman Bujang/SportSGIrfan Fandi going high for a header at Bishan Stadium during the friendlies against Mauritius on 7 September 2018. Photo by Abdul Rahman Bujang/SportSG 

Yasir Hanapi in action at Bishan Stadium for the pre-AFF Suzuki Cup friendlies on 7 September 2018. Photo by Foo Tee Fok/SportSGYasir Hanapi in action at Bishan Stadium for the pre-AFF Suzuki Cup friendlies on 7 September 2018. Photo by Foo Tee Fok/SportSG 

Flying the colours at Bishan Stadium for the Pre-AFF Suzuki Cup friendlies against Fiji on 11 September 2018. Photo by Chris Tew/SportSGFlying the colours at Bishan Stadium for the Pre-AFF Suzuki Cup friendlies against Fiji on 11 September 2018. Photo by Chris Tew/SportSG 

Team Singapore celebrates the equaliser goal by Ikhsan Fandi on 7 September 2018 for the pre-AFF Suzuki Cup finals. Photo by Foo Tee Fok/SportSGTeam Singapore celebrates the equaliser goal by Ikhsan Fandi on 7 September 2018 for the pre-AFF Suzuki Cup finals. Photo by Foo Tee Fok/SportSG

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