Fandi aims for good game with Myanmar

Singapore's U-23 team coach Fandi Ahmad at a training session in Bishan Stadium last night. The former international feels the match against Myanmar is an opportunity for his players to showcase their talent to the people.
Singapore's U-23 team coach Fandi Ahmad at a training session in Bishan Stadium last night. The former international feels the match against Myanmar is an opportunity for his players to showcase their talent to the people.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Whether U-23 team do enough to earn nod for Asian Games is 'immaterial', says coach

They lost both their competitive matches against Myanmar last year, in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship qualifiers and at the SEA Games.

But national U-23 coach Fandi Ahmad and his captain Illyas Lee are confident that they can buck the trend against the same opponents in a friendly at the Bishan Stadium tonight, even if they are missing their top forwards such as Ikhsan Fandi and Adam Swandi through injuries.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 20, 2018, with the headline 'Fandi aims for good game with Myanmar'. Print Edition | Subscribe