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    From Ilhan Fandi to Farhan Zulkifli - Meet the future of Singapore

    Jay Parmar
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    09:00 28/4/20

    We take a look at some of the country's finest talents born in the 21st century

    Singapore might not have had too many superstars throughout its young history, but there's no denying we've seen some truly exciting players donning the jersey of the national team.

    The legendary Fandi Ahmad dancing past opponents was a sight to behold, while Nazri Nasir leading the Lions to AFF Cup glory in 1998 is something most Singaporeans still fondly remember. The likes of Daniel Bennett and Mohd Noh Alam Shah were instrumental in more AFF Cup success in 2004 and 2007, with Shahril Ishak one of the shining lights in 2012.

    It has been dark days for Singapore since, though, regardless of the presence of the supremely talented Hariss Harun.

    The Lions failed to make it through the group stages at the AFF Cup in 2014, 2016 and 2018 and have started to build on a new team, with promising youngster Ikhsan Fandi quite possibly the standout performer in Singapore's most recent outings.

    From Hariss Harun to Khairin Nadim - Meet Singapore Premier League's youngest debutants

    It might be upon the next generation to turn Singapore into a force to be reckoned with again, however, as there are a number of hot prospects around in the game who were all born after January 1, 2000.

    We look at some of the best players around in that age category as we present #NxGnSg, the wonderkids representing the future of Singapore.

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      Ilhan Fandi | 08-11-2002 | Young Lions
      First up on the list, and probably the biggest name of the lot, is the Young Lions’ energetic striker, Ilhan Fandi. The third son of Singapore football legend Fandi Ahmad, Ilhan is looking to make waves in the local game, having made his league debut last season.

      Aged just 17, the young attacker already has experience playing abroad, having turned out for the i2i Football Academy in England, a prestigious youth setup with links to Leeds United.

      With three goals in his first five appearances for Young Lions, Ilhan will look to follow in the footsteps of his two older brothers Irfan and Ikhsan, who play for Thailand’s BG Pathum United and Norway’s Raufoss IL, respectively.

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      Farhan Zulkifli | 10-11-2002 | Hougang United
      Already a household name in Singapore football despite his relative inexperience, 17-year-old Farhan Zulkifli became the SPL’s second-youngest goalscorer when he netted on his debut against Home United in 2019.

      Farhan has already been called up by the national team and was described as a “player who can bring the ball 30m” by Singapore manager Tatsuma Yoshida.

      Having started Hougang’s SPL opener against Young Lions and been selected for centralised training with the national team, 2020 could be a huge season for Farhan.

      FULL STORY: From NFA rejection to Singapore call-up aged 16 - Inside the meteoric rise of Hougang hotshot Farhan Zulkifli

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      Marc-Ryan Tan | 08-01-2002 | Young Lions
      Yet another youngster with familial football heritage, Malaysia Cup hero Steven Tan’s son, Marc-Ryan, seems to have the world at his feet. Fleet-footed and nimble, the winger has displayed the quality and willingness to take players on and provide the X-factor for his side.

      Having trained with the academies of English sides West Ham, Wolves, Stoke and Charlton back in 2016, Marc-Ryan now plays for the Young Lions in the SPL, and made his professional debut in March when he came off the bench against Geylang International.

      With his sights set firmly on the national team, the 18-year-old could be set to form a lethal partnership with Ilhan Fandi in the Young Lions strikeforce this season.

      FULL STORY: Meet Marc Ryan Tan - The globetrotting youngster who models his game on Sterling

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      Zikos Chua | 15-04-2002 | Geylang International
      Looking to recover from a serious ACL injury sustained last August, Singaporean-Greek striker Zikos Chua will once again don the green and white kit of Geylang in the SPL this season. Having already notched five goals in 13 games for Geylang, the Ultras Eagles will be eagerly awaiting the return of their 17-year-old starboy to the fold.

      A strong, physical striker with an instinctive ability to finish, Zikos displayed his prowess in front of goal on numerous occasions for both club and country, having made 13 appearances for Singapore’s age-group sides and scoring eight goals.

      As his return from injury nears, it is hoped that the 1.84m centre forward will be able to recapture the form that made him one of Singapore’s brightest young talents.

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      Iman Hakim | 09-03-2002 | Albirex Niigata (S)
      Winner of the 2019 Dollah Kassim award, the hugely exciting Iman Hakim has signed for SPL giants Albirex Niigata (S) this season and is all set for a training stint in Europe, one of his rewards for winning the coveted youth prize.

      A member of the Singapore AFF Under-18 side that travelled to Chonburi last year, Iman showed his maturity and class on the pitch despite some underwhelming results for the team.

      Having made an impressive start to life at Albirex, Iman could become the first local player to become a mainstay in the Albirex side since one of his own idols, Adam Swandi, in 2018.
     
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      Harhys Stewart | 20-03-2001 | Young Lions
      The younger brother of Ryhan Stewart, 18-year-old Harhys operates primarily as a defensive midfielder, and made his debut this season as he started the Young Lions’ opening few league games.

      Harhys, who is versatile enough to play across the backline as well, has been described by Singapore Under-18 coach Fadzuhasny Juraimi as a hugely committed player, whose dedication earned him a starting spot in Singapore’s age-group teams. His most recent outing for the national team came at the Jockey Youth Cup in Hong Kong last year.

      Having looked promising in the opening stages of the season, Harhys will be looking to kick on, and if all goes to plan, earn himself a senior national team call-up in the near future.
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      Khairin Nadim | 08-05-2004 | Young Lions
      The youngest player on the list, and one that has been all over the back pages recently, is 15-year-old forward Khairin Nadim. Having come on as a substitute against Hougang on matchday one of the 2020 campaign, the striker became the first-ever player below the age of 16 to play in the league.

      Despite having yet to score for the Young Lions, young Khairin has already netted twice for Singapore Under-16, with one of those being a wonderful solo goal against North Korea U-16 at the AFC Under-16 Championship 2020 Qualifiers.

      Having been regarded as a special talent by coaches and pundits alike, it could be a while before we see Khairin in the national fold, but given his irrepressible talent, it seems more a question of when, rather than if.
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      Veer Karan Sobti | 06-05-2004 | Young Lions
      Perhaps the most obscure, and yet one of the most exciting names on this list is that of 15-year-old goalkeeper, Veer Karan Sobti. Yet to make his professional debut, Sobti has been hugely impressive at national age-group level, leading to him signing his first pro-contract with the Young Lions this season.

      Having been selected for a trial at Cardiff City after being spotted by scouts while on a training tour in Prague, the 1.78m stopper impressed the Welsh club’s coaches so much he was invited back for a second, six-day trial in October last year.

      With Singapore U-16 struggling greatly at tournaments like the AFF U-16 and AFC U-16 Qualifiers, huge credit must go to Sobti for his stellar performances in goal, which helped keep the scoreline respectable on more than one occasion.

      Given his excellent displays between the sticks, Sobti looks set to continue to the rich tradition of Singapore producing great goalkeepers.
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      Jacob Mahler | 20-04-2000 | Young Lions
      And then we have the Young Lions’ captain fantastic, Jacob Mahler. Just 20 this year, Jacob has already made his senior debut for Singapore, with three caps to his name to date. In what was a landmark moment in the young midfielder’s fledgling career, he made his AFF Suzuki Cup bow away in the Philippines back in 2018.

      Having made 30+ appearances for the Young Lions and scoring three goals, Jacob operates primarily as a holding midfielder, but can also be deployed at centre back or as an attacking midfielder. Should he manage to follow up his assured performances from last year with another solid campaign, the versatile midfield handyman could be set for a big move abroad.

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      Jordan Vestering | 25-09-2000 | Hougang United
      Despite being aged just 19 years old, Jordan Vestering has been around a long time, having made his professional debut as early as 2018. Since then, the Singaporean-Dutch footballer has made over 30 appearances for his club Hougang, including one in the AFC Cup, when he started against Yangon United in this season’s 1-0 defeat.

      A hardworking left-back with pace to burn, Vestering was also part of Singapore squad for last year’s SEA Games, and is rapidly building an expansive CV. He has a knack for scoring goals too, netting twice in the league for Hougang and once for Singapore Under-22 in a friendly against Macau.

      Set to face big, powerful strikers in the league and AFC Cup this year, Vestering will have the opportunity to hone his game further and test himself against the best.

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      Ryhan Stewart | 15-02-2000 | Young Lions
      Given his solid performances for both club and country over the past two seasons, it was rather surprising that no foreign club jumped on the opportunity to sign 20-year-old Ryhan after his former side Warriors FC were ordered to sit out the 2020 season.

      After a breakout 2019 season in which he made 28 first team appearances, the versatile youngster eventually signed for the Young Lions ahead of the 2020 SPL campaign.

      Capable of playing both in midfield and at fullback, Ryhan has played a lot of football despite his tender age. Playing 2,355 minutes across 28 matches for Warriors last season followed by a draining SEA Games campaign in the close-season, he is very much the experienced campaigner already.

      At 20, this season could be his chance to earn a move either abroad, or to either a bigger local club
     
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    Singapore youth sports scholarship reaches 10th year
    By Michael Houston
    • Thursday, 28 May 2020

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    The Singapore Foundation-Peter Lim scholarship is celebrating its 10th year of funding promising athletes with more grants given to under 18s this year.

    Funded by Singapore businessman Peter Lim who the scholarship is named after, it has been running since 2011 giving 2,930 recipients in 54 sports a total of $8 million (£6.5 million/€7.2 million) to support sport.

    This year 289 recipients in 32 sports from 194 schools will receive a total of $825,000 (£670,000/€746,000) this year with 53 of those qualifying for the high performance category.

    Those who reached this upper tier come from sports including cycling, ice hockey, jiu-jitsu, softball and water polo who all have athletes in the high performance level for the first time.

    Traditionally those who win funding from the SOF-Peter Lim Scholarship would attend a ceremony for their awards, however due to the COVID-19 outbreak it will not be possible.

    Recipients will instead have the amounts deposited to their bank accounts.

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    Peter Lim will fund the scholarship until at least 2030 ©Getty Images
    SOF chairman Ng Ser Miang said: "Pursuing sports excellence is life changing - it gives inspiration and hope.

    "Over the past 10 years, Mr Lim's continued generosity has allowed many young Singapore athletes to pursue and excel in their sporting dreams.

    "It stemmed from his simple wish that no young athlete be held back, or have unrealised potential because of financial difficulties."

    Lim started the fund when Singapore hosted the Youth Olympic Games in 2010 and has since extended his commitment to the programme by funding the scholarship until 2030.

    Those who have benefited from the scholarship have gone on to represent Singapore at various major events, with 13 going to the Olympics, 77 to the Asian Games, 28 to the Commonwealth Games and 146 to the Southeast Asian Games.

    Among those awarded is Putri Nur Syaliza Binte Sazali who at 16 is the youngest footballer to play for the Singapore national women's team and in 2018 had scored on her debut for the nation at the age of 14.

    Despite her talent, her family's financial difficulties have made the support very helpful.

    The eight-time recipient said: "The scholarship has really helped me a lot over the years.

    "It was very difficult for me when I needed the money to get good sports equipment."

    Four-time recipient of the scholarship and 2019 SEA Games gold medal winning short track speed skater Xu Jing Feng became part of the high performance team for the first time.

    He said: "Last year, the funds helped defray my competition fees and equipment expenses which were necessary for my SEA Games preparations.

    "This year, I'm planning to replace my skating boots which are coming apart after four and a half years, and hope to use the scholarship funds to cover the replacement."

    Lim has a vested interest in football as the owner of Spanish side Valencia and having a 40 per cent share of English fourth-tier team Salford City, known for their link to former Manchester United players, who also part-own the club.
     
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    Singapore Floorball Association makes remarkable turnaround in 4 years

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    Singapore Floorball Association attains IPC status, after previous chief left it in a muddle in 2016
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    From being mired in a financial mess four years ago, the Singapore Floorball Association (SFA) has made a remarkable turnaround, attaining Institutions of a Public Character (IPC) status earlier this month.

    An organisation with IPC status is allowed to issue tax- deductible receipts for donors.

    Among the considerations for IPC status approval is whether the governing board members are capable of proper administration of the organisation and whether there are sufficient policies and plans in place to ensure that it is well-run.

    Being granted IPC status is vindication of the good work SFA president Kenneth Ho and his team have put in, which has also showed on the court, as both the national men's and women's teams have performed with distinction in recent tournaments.

    Last year, the women's team retained the SEA Games gold and placed 12th at the World Floorball Championship (WFC), their best-ever showing since the tournament switched to a one-division format in 2011.

    The men's team won a SEA Games silver, adding to the Asia Oceania Floorball Confederation Cup, which the women's team also won in 2018.

    Ho, 33, credited the open and transparent nature of their financial dealings - as well as having proper bookkeeping and auditing processes in place - as instrumental in getting the house in order.



    He added that the IPC status bodes well for the sport's future.

    "We got the sport back on track," Ho told The New Paper.

    "We have to thank Sport Singapore for their support and their recognition, we are able to stand up again. The IPC news charts a good future for the sport.

    "That said, we are still a growing sport and our office is also growing. So there will be hiccups along the way, but we are always looking to improve ourselves."

    The IPC status will also allow SFA to apply for a matching grant from SportSG, which would go a long way in defraying overseas competition expenses, among others.

    Donors also stand to benefit as they would be able to claim tax relief from their assessable income at the prevailing rate for the amount made out to SFA.

    Already, the SFA has received $8,888 from an anonymous donor amid this Covid-19 crisis.

    The current glow is in stark contrast to the gloomy scenario four years ago.

    In May 2016, a police report was lodged against Sani Mohamed Salim, the then-SFA president, for misappropriating the association's funds.

    In 2018, Sani was jailed for three counts of forgery and two criminal breach of trust charges involving $114,860 in total.

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    Nine similar charges involving another $31,200 were considered during sentencing.

    Sani's actions left SFA with outstanding debts totalling about $139,000 as of June 2016 and a bank balance which showed it owed $32.87.

    Not surprisingly, there was an exodus of sponsors.

    But, with SportSG's help and under the stewardship of Ho, who was elected as interim head in May 2016, SFA has since hauled itself out of the muddle.

    It doesn't stop there for Ho and his team.

    The SFA is looking at ways in which it can give back to the community.

    Said Ho: "We would like to give back to donors and sponsors as well. For example, floorball players who have recently completed their studies may find it tough landing jobs during this period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    "So SFA hopes to link these players to our donors and sponsors, who may have job openings or valuable internships.

    "Also, with more donors and sponsors, there are more opportunities for players to compete both locally and overseas which, in turn, give mileage to the brands that have endorsed us."

    On the court, there's no letting up. The men's team are eyeing a historic top-12 finish at December's WFC in Finland.

    Ranked world No. 16, the Republic are drawn with Australia (13), Canada (11) and Japan (17) in the group stage.
     
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    Water polo: Coronavirus will not stop Singapore from SEA Games gold hunt next year
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    Singapore water polo has been rebuilding for next year's campaign.PHOTO: SNOC
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    SINGAPORE - Like many of their South-east Asian rivals, the national men's water polo team faced several challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, chief among them circuit breaker measures that saw the athletes being unable to train in the swimming pool.

    But these hurdles will not stop them from returning to the top of the SEA Games podium in Vietnam next year, insisted Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) vice-president (water polo) Dominic Soh.

    Since suffering heartbreak at the biennial Games in the Philippines last year, when the men's team were beaten to gold for the first time at the biennial event, Singapore water polo has been rebuilding for next year's campaign.

    With sports facilities closed during the circuit breaker, athletes adapted by doing "water polo-specific" exercises at home such as pushing off the wall to simulate shaking off an opponent. Soh said: "We still have that same confidence (of regaining gold). Everyone in the world is affected. We're all at the same starting line.

    "With the team being larger, you also have more options in terms of how to choose the team make-up, so that raises confidence."

    To build camaraderie and communication within the team and among players, the coach and officials, they also decided to involve athletes in the selection of their team leaders. While the captain and vice-captain were previously appointed by officials, players can now nominate one captain and two vice-captains according to certain criteria for assessment by team officials.

    "This will really help in rallying the team together and building the team's bond, therefore growing the strength of the team," added Soh.

    The 59-year-old will return unopposed for his second two-year term at the SSA's annual general meeting next Thursday. Nominations for its executive committee positions closed on Aug 5 with no contests for all 10 positions.

    In addition to reclaiming the men's water polo SEA Games gold, his other priorities are to continue strengthening the youth development system and improve the quality of coaching here.

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    Recalling how there were no selection trials for the 2018 Asian Games with only 13 players, Soh said the national youth development squad's formation when he took office that year was aimed at grooming male and female players to be ready for the senior teams.

    Also on the cards is a more comprehensive programme to ensure a smoother and more effective transition from the development squad to the senior teams. This includes paying closer attention to each player's progress via a journal that tracks their development, with coaches providing advice and guidance.

    Noting that there was no formalised system previously as they relied on the "hand-me-down" personal experiences of coaches who were former national players, Soh said that this is crucial to ensure continuity and maintain standards.

    "Through this structured process, we hope to increase the rate of success with regard to producing high-quality players, he added.

    Soh will be aided in his quest by Lee Thin Cheong, who is set to replace Ang Ban Leong as assistant secretary-general of water polo.

    SSA president Lee Kok Choy said Lee's addition is a boon for the team, saying: "Thin Cheong has been team manager for the men's water polo team since 2014 and he was a former national player himself. Given the fact he's willing to commit extra effort and time, understands the direction of our water polo (efforts) and works very well with Dominic, he's a very good asset to the team."
     
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    YOG helped Li feel rooted to nation

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    Aug 23, 2020, 5:00 am SGT

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    "When I saw my last shot hit the net, yes I was disappointed but… one by one, the people in the crowd got to their feet and started cheering for me like I'd won the game, even though I didn't.

    "I realised there's beauty in defeat and I found family in the crowd because who else would cheer for you in the midst of defeat?

    "The lesson I had there was that failure is never final and there's so much more ahead."

    Carrying this sentiment with her, Li went on to compete in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 SEA Games, bagging a total of two team golds and two singles silvers.

    But a SEA Games singles gold proved elusive and, in 2015, she injured her knee, resulting in a group-stage exit on home ground.

    As she recovered from the injury, Li focused on her studies and, during that time, realised that she wanted to pursue other things.

    Her final outing in national colours was the 2016 World Team Championships in Selangor.

    Li said the injury was a huge disappointment, and "not going as far as I'd wished in the 2015 SEA Games made it harder" to retire as she "wanted to end on a good note".

    "I didn't want to make it seem like I was quitting on something but I was at peace with myself because I knew I was moving on instead of quitting," said Li, who enrolled in Yale-National University of Singapore College to study liberal arts after the 2015 Games.

    She says her YOG experience will always remain close to her heart.

    "It helped me feel rooted to Singapore and my identity as a Singaporean became stronger," she said.

    "Little things like that motivate me to want to contribute to my community and society, so the YOG had a greater impact than just within table tennis."
     
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    Artistic swimming: Belarusian Anastasia Goutseva appointed new national head coach

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    Belarusian Anastasia Goutseva replaces Venezuelan Geraldine Narvaez, whose two-year deal ended in Aug 2020.PHOTO: COURTESY OF SINGAPORE SWIMMING ASSOCIATION

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    Laura Chia

    SINGAPORE - Having made their mark in South-east Asia by topping the medal table at the 2015 and 2017 SEA Games, Singapore’s artistic swimming team is aiming to shine on an even bigger stage next year.

    Artistic swimming duet Debbie Soh and Miya Yong have set their sights on becoming the first Singaporeans in the discipline to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo, while the team is aiming to compete at the 2022 Asian Games. And they will be counting on newly appointed head coach Anastasia Goutseva to help them achieve their goals.

    The 45-year-old Belarusian was announced as the new artistic swimming head coach by the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) yesterday. She replaces Venezuelan Geraldine Narvaez, whose two-year deal ended last month.

    The ex-artistic swimmer shares a connection with the Singapore team, as she had previously worked with its former consultant coach, the late Julie Sauve who died in April, when the duo were coaching the Canadian national team.

    Soh, who has won five SEA Games gold medals, noted Sauve had previously “spoken highly” of Goutseva.

    “Before Julie left us, she spoke of a coach who had been her assistant for six years under the Canadian Olympic team.” said the 22-year-old. “We didn’t know who it was yet at that time, but I do know that Anastasia was spoken highly of by Julie.

    “With how Julie touched our lives, we trust in the process and will work hard to achieve our Olympic dreams to honour Julie’s legacy and her belief that we have the ability to be the first Singaporean artistic swimmers to make it (to the Olympics).”

    A former junior athlete, Goutseva represented the Soviet Union from 1982 to 1991. She later competed for Belarus at the Fina World Championships and European Championships from 1991 to 1998.

    As a coach, she worked with the Canadians from 2010 to 2016, leading the team and the duet of Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon and Elise Marcotte to fourth-place finishes at the 2012 London Olympics.

    Prior to that stint, she had also coached the Greek national team from 2005 to 2009.

    With artistic swimming omitted from the SEA Games schedule in the Philippines last year, Goutseva’s first task will be to help the team retain its top spot in the region if the discipline makes a return to the Hanoi SEA Games next year.

    Ariel Sng, who competes in the team event, said: “We are looking forward to working with Anastasia. With her wealth of experience in the sport, we hope that together, Singapore artistic swimming will continue to reach new heights and retain its position as the top artistic swimming country in the region.”

    SSA vice-president of artistic swimming Steve Chew said yesterday: “Anastasia, with her wealth of experience coaching Olympic teams and a proven track record at international competitions, will build on this and take Singapore artistic swimming to even greater heights.”
     

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