The Straits Times
Published on Dec 12, 2012

Khairul Amri fires Singapore into AFF Suzuki Cup final


Singapore have reached the final of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup following their 1-0 over the Philippines at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Wednesday evening.

In front of a 7,500-capacity crowd at the Jalan Besar Stadium, striker Khairul Amri scored the only goal of the game in the 19th minute with a shot from distance that left opposition goalkeeper Eduard Sacapano rooted to the spot.

The Azkals fought back in the second half, only to be denied by a stirring defensive performance from the hosts.

In the final, Singapore will face either Malaysia or Thailand, who play the second leg of their semi-final in Bangkok today.