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LionsXII coach Fandi names 24 footballers for Malaysian Super League 2014 squad

Published on Dec 17, 2013 9:48 PM
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New LionsXII coach Fandi Ahmad's first training session as the new coach of LionsXII, on Dec 16, 2013. Fandi has gone for a blend of youth and experience to defend the Malaysian Super League (MSL) title. -- ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

New LionsXII coach Fandi Ahmad has gone for a blend of youth and experience to defend the Malaysian Super League (MSL) title.

The 51-year-old named a 24-man squad, which includes senior internationals such as Isa Halim, Safuwan Baharudin and Khairul Amri while promoting six youngsters from the Courts Young Lions, which is essentially the national Under-21 team.

They are goalkeeper Abdul Qadir, defenders Afiq Yunos, Raihan Rahman and Emmeric Ong and midfielders Ignatius Ang and Samuel Benjamin.

Fandi said: "I am pleased to have a strong squad that is a combination of experience and youthful energy.

 
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THE SQUAD:

Goalkeepers
Izwan Mahbud, Khairulhin Khalid, Abdul Qadir

Defenders
Faritz Hameed, Madhu Mohana, Safuwan Baharudin, Shakir Hamzah. Afiq Yunos, Raihan Rahman, Emmeric Ong

Midfielders
Isa Halim, Zulfahmi Arifin, Aqhari Abdullah, Hafiz Abu Sujad, Faris Ramli, Nazrul Nazari, Gabriel Quak, Ignatius Ang, Samuel Benjamin.

Forwards
Khairul Amri, Shahfiq Ghani, Sufian Anuar, Khairul Nizam, Syafiq Zainal.