Red Warriors have more time to prep for Lions game
The Oman national side have arrived in Singapore earlier than planned after a friendly with the Libyan National team was called off, due to the passports of some of the players expiring.
In a statement the Oman FA said: “the friendly game against Libya on Aug 5 is cancelled after the Oman Football Association received an apologies letter from The Libyan Football federation stating that some of their players’ passports had been expired and accordingly they cannot issue visas to travel outside their country.
“The Libyan coach decided not to come to play the friendly with shortage in players.”
Oman whose most famous player is their captain and Wigan Goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi, the shot stopper is unlikely to make an appearance in the AFC Cup Qualifier due to injury.
The Lions recently released their 23 man squad and dissimilarly to Bernd Strange last pick, only 10 players from Malaysian Super League Champions XII, the rest of the side is made up of players from the S-League, with the exception of FC Metz’s Adam Swandi.
After a 4-0 defeat to Jordan in the sides last qualifier, Strange has led Singapore to Friendly victories against Myanmar and Laos.
The full Singapore squad is below
Izwan Mahbud (GK), Hassan Sunny (GK), Fadhil Salim (GK),Baihakki Khaizan (DF),Safuwan Baharudin (DF),Afiq Yunos (DF),Shariff Samad (DF),Shaiful Esah (DF),Faritz Hamid (DF),Ismail Yunos (DF),Hafiz Sujad (DF),Adam Swandi (MF),Sahil Suhaimi (MF),Anumanthan (MF),Gabriel Quak (MF),Hariss Harun (MF), Isa Halim (MF), Noh Rahman (MF), Khairul Amri (FW),Shahril Ishak (FW), Shahfiq Ghani (FW),Qiu Li (FW) Indra Shahdan (FW)