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Football: Stange off to winning start as Singapore beat Myanmar 2-0 in Yangon

Published on Jun 4, 2013 8:32 PM
 
Bernd Stange's (left) reign as Singapore national coach got off to a winning start in Yangon on Wednesday, as his Lions ran out 2-0 winners against hosts Myanmar. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

Bernd Stange's reign as Singapore national coach got off to a winning start in Yangon on Tuesday, as his Lions ran out 2-0 winners against hosts Myanmar.

Singapore took the lead in the 10th minute through a Khairul Amri header. They doubled their advantage two minutes later, Shaiful Esah blasting a 25-metre freekick into the roof of the net.

Myanmar had a penalty saved by Izwan Mahbud early in the second half, but rarely troubled the Singapore goalkeeper after that.

Stange handed a debut to promising youngster Adam Swandi. But the 17-year-old forward had a quiet game.