Cheetah’s star earns qualifier place
After six years absence Fadhil Salim has been selected once again to play for his country.
The 30-year-old has been a stand-out performers for Hougang despite the clubs lowly league position this year.
The former Woodland Wellington shot stopper, is immensely proud to have been called up for the Lions once again.
Speaking to Goal.com Singapore he said: “It is good to be back, It is an honour to be called up to the national team once again, but at my age and with the other good young goalkeepers around in Singapore, I never really thought it would happen”
Salim, who trained with the National side over the summer, is also excited to be working with Goalkeeping Coach Lee Bee Seng, who guided him whilst at Courts Young Lions.”
“I trained under him a few years ago and definitely the training will be high in intensity, In modern football, you need goalkeepers that can use their ‘head and brain’ and not just their hands and feet during a match.”
Lions will be hoping for three back to back victories after Strange guided the Lions to friendly wins over Laos and Myanmar after a 4-0 thumping by Jordan in the previous Asia Cup qualifiers.