first_imgPH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Double cash rewards for SEA Games gold medalists While Fandi said it is likely that both of them will be in the team, the 20-man Singapore squad will be finalized only on Saturday.Without an established striker, having Faris, who was recently crowned Player of the Year after a stellar season in the Singapore Premier League that saw him score 16 goals for Hougang United, would come in handy as they ready themselves for a tough group stage at the SEA Games.The Singapore U-22s have been placed in Group B along with defending champions Thailand, 2017 bronze medallists Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos and Brunei.Ikhsan Fandi, who has seven goals in 16 senior appearances, would also help lift the squad, but the Football Association of Singapore is in the midst of getting permission from his club, Norwegian second-tier side Raufoss.Faris, who has played in three previous SEA Games, got on the score sheet Tuesday night after coolly slotting home a penalty, the fourth goal.ADVERTISEMENT Speaking after the SEA Games tune-up, he said: “We are quite happy, but there is still a lot to be done in terms of understanding, especially in the attacking third, because we’re not sure who will lead the attack.“We’re really trying to focus on our teamwork and going into the attacking third.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceThey have been unfortunate with injuries, with players like Zikos Chua out with an anterior cruciate ligament injury, but the Young Lions could be boosted by the presence of Faris Ramli in the squad.The 27-year-old was one of the two senior players who played in last night’s game, with the other being defender Tajeli Salamat, 25. Rice industry paralysis Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Singapore Under-22 captain Irfan Fandi heading home a goal in the 4-1 friendly win over Perth Glory’s U-20 team during their match at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night. ST PHOTO/ KEVIN LIMDespite a resounding 4-1 victory over Perth Glory’s Under-20 squad at Jalan Besar Tuesday night, Singapore U-22 coach Fandi Ahmad acknowledged that there is still work to be done before his side head to the SEA Games in the Philippines.Even though four different players scored in the friendly match, he highlighted the Singapore team’s attack as an area that needed improvement.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? He also set up the first goal for Haiqal Pashia in the ninth minute after he was fed a through ball by Tajeli.Hami Syahin and skipper Irfan Fandi were the other scorers.For the final stretch of preparations, the Singapore U-22s will be sparring against local teams this weekend.However, they will be without four players – Faris, Irfan, Ikhsan and Hami – who are all named for the senior Lions’ World Cup qualifier against Yemen next Tuesday.The last time Singapore made the semi-finals of the SEA Games was in 2013 when they finished third after edging out Malaysia 2-1 in the bronze-medal match.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? LATEST STORIESlast_img