Datuk Ong Kim Swee made the first cull in his U23 squad sooner than the Saturday’s journey to South Korea to start out the second a part of their preparations for the 2018 AFC U23 Championships in China.
The subsequent half is important as a result of it entails the issue of local weather the place the avid gamers will get spherical half a month to acclimatise with the chilly local weather as temperature in Changshu is anticipated to be ranging from -FouroC to 10oC.
Terengganu FC II’s Amierul Hakimi and Kelantan’s Daniel Ashraf are the alternative avid gamers who gained’t be changing into a member of the social gathering to Korea. Earlier, Syafiq Ahmad had been dropped following his failure to report again to the squad after his bridal ceremony.
Ong made the selection after a Zero-Zero draw in direction of Melaka United on Thursday night time, in a nice match carried out at Shah Alam Stadium.
The four avid gamers from the U19 squad has made pretty an impression on Ong as he saved all four avid gamers called-up from Bojan Hodak’s squad. Shivan Pillay Asokan, Nik Akif Syahiran, Okay. Thivandaran and Hadi Fayyah have all been given a chance to grab a spot throughout the final squad.
In South Korea, Ong’s boys could have three nice matches to contest with – Mokpo Metropolis (Dec 20), Jeonju College (Dec 22) and Jeonju Citizen (Dec 28). After which a further three additional avid gamers will probably be dropped to return once more to Kuala Lumpur whereas the rest of the workers head on in path of China on December 30th.
Squad of 26 in full:
Goalkeepers: Ifwat Akmal, Haziq Nadzli, Ahmad Syihan
Defenders: Matthew Davies, Adib Zainuddin, Irfan Zakaria, Adam Nor Azlin, Shivan Pillay Asokan, Raphi Azizan, Dominic Tan, Syazwan Andik, Syazwan Zaipol
Midfielders: Ahmad Khairil Anuar, Nor Azam Azih, Okay. Thivandran, Syamer Kutty Abba, Tommy Mawat, Daniel Amier, Nik Akif Syahiran, Syahmi Safari
Forwards: Safawi Rasid, Jafri Firdaus Chew, N. Thanabalan, Akhyar Rashid, Hadi Fayyah, R. Kogileswaran