AFF Suzuki Cup 2018: 2 days to go

Suzuki Cup: May the four be with them

Mahler, Iqbal and Fandi brothers have what it takes to form spine of future national teams

(From left) Irfan Fandi, Iqbal Hussain, Ikhsan Fandi and Jacob Mahler at Geylang Field. The quartet may have different roles to play but all are determined to become mainstays.
(From left) Irfan Fandi, Iqbal Hussain, Ikhsan Fandi and Jacob Mahler at Geylang Field. The quartet may have different roles to play but all are determined to become mainstays. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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The Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup is not only a biennial regional tournament, but it is also a chance for the national football teams in South-east Asia to regenerate by giving young players a platform to shine.

As the Lions head into Friday's Group B opener against Indonesia at the National Stadium, interim national coach Fandi Ahmad will also provide a sneak peek into the possible future spine for Singapore.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2018, with the headline Suzuki Cup: May the four be with them. Subscribe