30 November 2013

Philippines Under-23 to face Singapore Under-23 in charity game

The Philippines Under-23 will face Singapore Under-23 on Sunday, December 1 at Hougang Stadium in what is considered as a charity game for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda that damaged most of Central Philippines earlier this month.

"It's certainly for a good cause, all the proceeds will go to the Typhoon victims," said Coach Brian Reid. "That is first and foremost, the most important."

This will be the second time that the Philippines will face Singapore in an Under-23 match with the first meeting, a 1-0 win for the Lions last June.

With only the second international friendly for the Under-23 side, Reid still wants his players to represent their country.

"As a football game, you want to represent your country properly. It's the most important thing."

Despite unable to compete in the 2013 South East Asian Games in Myanmar, Reid notes that this will be a good springboard for the team ahead for future competitions.

"When you represent your country, you want to perform at a good level in preparation for the next competitions," said Reid.

Philippines U23 Squad:
GK: O'Donnell, Pascual
DF: Aguinaldo, Aguisanda, Segunial, Octavio
MF: Uy, Marasigan, De Jong, Calvo, Hartmann, MV Angeles
FW: Porteria, Pusing

Singapore U23 Squad:
GK: Mahbud, Khali, Iskandar, Buhari
DF: Hamzah, Yunos, Mohana, Sujad, Hameed, Hudzaifi, Baharudin, Rahman
MF: Kumar, Quak, Harun, Rahman, Arifin, Abdullah, Shafiq, Nazari, Ng
FW: Suhaimi, Ramli, Zainal, Ayob, Farhan, Ghani, Hussain


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