Football: Sundram confirmed to lead U-23 SEA Games team's quest for gold in Myanmar

LionsXII coach V. Sundramoorthy has been confirmed as the man who will lead Singapore's Under-23s into this December's South-east Asia Games in Myanmar.

Football Association of Singapore president Zainudin Nordin confirmed this on Wednesday evening, at the unveiling of new national head coach Bernd Stange.

He said: "Bernd's immediate target is to work with Sundram, who is the head coach of the 2013 SEA Games team and his assistant, Aide Iskandar, to prepare our team for the competition which will take place in December."

Sundram welcomed the news, even as he prepares to take his LionsXII charges to Friday's Malaysian Super League tie against Pahang in Kuantan.

"I am really happy to be given the opportunity to take our young players to the SEA Games in Myanmar," said the 47-year-old.

"Many of our young players are gaining the necessary experience ahead of the Games while playing against older and tougher opponents in the S-League and the MSL. There are several plans, including centralised training programmes and participating in overseas competitions to better prepare the squad prior to the tournament."