AFF Suzuki Cup 2018

Amri ready to step up

 (From left) Jacob Mahler, Iqbal Hussain, Ikhsan Fandi and Khairul Amri training at Geylang Field on Nov 18, 2018. Amri is in line for his first start in this AFF Cup and will be aiming to score in his seventh regional tournament.
(From left) Jacob Mahler, Iqbal Hussain, Ikhsan Fandi and Khairul Amri training at Geylang Field on Nov 18, 2018. Amri is in line for his first start in this AFF Cup and will be aiming to score in his seventh regional tournament.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Veteran says he has 'brains' to partner Ikhsan as Lions search for goals against Timor-Leste

With just one goal scored at this Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, the Lions not only need a win against Timor-Leste on Wednesday to keep their semi-final hopes alive but they also need goals. Lots of goals.

To that end, interim national coach Fandi Ahmad is set to bolster the team's firepower by unleashing a twin strike force at the National Stadium as he switches from a 4-2-3-1 system to a 4-4-2.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 19, 2018, with the headline 'Amri ready to step up'. Print Edition | Subscribe