The Singapore Lions have called up eight Lion City Sailors players for their upcoming World Cup and Asian Cup qualifying campaign in June.

Among the Sailors called up include new signing and National Team captain Hariss Harun, goalkeeper Hassan Sunny, as well as reigning Singapore Premier League (SPL) Player of the Year Gabriel Quak.

Sailors assistant head coach Noh Rahman, as well as senior fitness coach Nasruldin Baharuddin, have also been drafted into The Lions’ technical team.

Singapore are scheduled to play a training match against Afghanistan in Saudi Arabia on May 29. They will then take on Palestine (June 3), Uzbekistan (June 7), and Saudi Arabia (June 11) in their Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Lions are currently third in Group D with seven points, four behind leaders Saudi Arabia, and two behind second-placed Uzbekistan. Yemen (five points) and Palestine (four) are the other two nations in the group.

Sailors interim head coach Robin Chitrakar said he was confident that the players called-up will represent the club and Singapore with pride.

He said: “It is always an honour to be called up for the Singapore National Team, and I’m sure the Sailors involved in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers will do their country proud.”

Singapore Sailors

Hassan Sunny, Amirul Adli, Hariss Harun, Shahdan Sulaiman, Saifullah Akbar, Hafiz Nor, Gabriel Quak, Faris Ramli, Noh Rahman (assistant coach), Nasruldin Baharuddin (fitness coach)