Singapore Premier League 2019 kick-off: Young Lions

Inexperienced but up for the fight

Fandi wants youthful squad to 'learn fast', improve fitness and play 'positive football'

The Young Lions are technically Singapore's Under-22 development team but, in reality, the Singapore Premier League (SPL) team are even younger this year.

As Fandi Ahmad's team take on Balestier Khalsa in their opening SPL fixture today at the Jalan Besar Stadium, they will have an average age of just 20, with many of them rookies in professional football.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 02, 2019, with the headline 'Inexperienced but up for the fight'. Print Edition | Subscribe