Dream debut for teenager Putri

Putri Nur Syaliza, last season's FAS Young Player of the Year, enjoying herself in training. She says that playing with boys in her younger days made her physically stronger.
Putri Nur Syaliza, last season's FAS Young Player of the Year, enjoying herself in training. She says that playing with boys in her younger days made her physically stronger.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

14-year-old 'goal machine' is youngest call-up and scorer in Lionesses' history

If someone had told footballer Putri Nur Syaliza she would score on her national team debut, she would have rolled her eyes in disbelief.

After all, the 14-year-old is the youngest player to be called up to the national women's team and she trained only twice with her team-mates prior to the international friendly against the Maldives at the National Stadium last Monday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2018, with the headline 'Dream debut for teenager Putri'. Print Edition | Subscribe