Football: Fandi Ahmad pledges hungry Lions will bare teeth in friendly against Mauritius

The Lions have gone almost three years without a victory in a competitive fixture and interim coach Fandi Ahmad knows his team are in need of a confidence boost, starting with a win tonight against Mauritius.
The Lions have gone almost three years without a victory in a competitive fixture and interim coach Fandi Ahmad knows his team are in need of a confidence boost, starting with a win tonight against Mauritius.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Interim coach will field a team that balances youth & experience in hopes of reviving form

Previously dour, drab and defensive, the Singapore national football team that fans will see tonight at the Bishan Stadium in the friendly against Mauritius will want to enthral, engage and entertain.

And how interim Lions coach Fandi Ahmad plans to reinvigorate the team's sagging fortunes will be through speed, precision and a dash of youthful exuberance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2018, with the headline 'Fandi pledges hungry lions will bare teeth'. Print Edition | Subscribe