Grooming strikers for Singapore

Ex-Lion Indra hopes to help develop next generation of scorers with programme

Indra Sahdan Daud, 41, coaching Kyen Sasikumar, nine, and his seven-year-old brother Tylan (far left) at The Arena at Woodleigh Park. The former national striker has scored against the likes of Manchester United, Japan, Uruguay and Denmark during his
Indra Sahdan Daud, 41, coaching Kyen Sasikumar, nine, and his seven-year-old brother Tylan (far left) at The Arena at Woodleigh Park. The former national striker has scored against the likes of Manchester United, Japan, Uruguay and Denmark during his playing days and is eager to impart his knowledge.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

As Son Heung-min stole in at the front post and scored Tottenham's second goal against Leeds United at White Hart Lane in London two weeks ago, almost 11,000km away, seven-year-old Tylan Sasikumar jumped off the couch in his Siglap home and giddily exclaimed: "Coach Indra taught us that!"

Tylan and his brother Kyen, nine, whose father is former national defender R. Sasikumar, have been soaking up specialist striker lessons dished out by former Lions captain Indra Sahdan Daud since the turn of the year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 13, 2021, with the headline 'Grooming strikers for S'pore'. Print Edition | Subscribe