Football: Singapore face Malaysia in friendly ahead of AFF Women's C'ship later in July

I.M. Withanage of Sri Lanka (left) tackles Singapore’s Chris Yip-Au (right) during their football friendly at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Jan 29, 2016.
I.M. Withanage of Sri Lanka (left) tackles Singapore’s Chris Yip-Au (right) during their football friendly at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Jan 29, 2016. PHOTO: LIM WEIXIANG

The Singapore women's football team will play a friendly against Malaysia on Monday, their first 'A' international since losing 0-1 to Sri Lanka in January.

The match at the Likas Stadium in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is part of the Lionesses' preparations for the AFF Women's Championship from July 26 to Aug 4 in Mandalay, Myanmar.

The 22-strong squad, which has an average age of 23.77 years, are drawn with defending champions Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines in Group A of the tournament, which is the 10th edition.

"We would focus on doing well against Malaysia, but we must remember that our team is still young and relatively inexperienced. We did well against Sri Lanka in January and we have continued to train hard since then, so the entire team is looking forward to testing ourselves against Malaysia," said Chen Caiying, head coach of the team.

The squad comprises:

Goalkeepers: Pamela Kong Zi En, Noor Kusumawati Mohammad Rosman, Beatrice Tan Li Bin.

Defenders: Cheryl Chan Yin Leng, Deborah Chin Ngeet Ling, Darvina Halini Deniyal, Lee Lai Kuan, Nur Izyani Noorghani, Siti Rosnani Azman.

Midfielders: Joey Cheng Yu Ying, Angeline Chua Kai Yi, Ernie Sulastri Sontaril, Ho Hui Xin, Lim Li Xian , Noor Fatin Afiqah Noor Aziz, Nur Azima Ahmad, Sitianiwati Rosielin, Suria Priya d/o Vaatharaja, Chris Yip-Au Hew Seem.

Forwards: Nur Azureen Abdul Rahman, Angelyn Pang Yen Ping, Priscilla Tan Hui Yee.