Fresh off a memorable title-winning Deloitte Women’s Premier League campaign, nine players from the Lion City Sailors Women’s Team will help fly the Singapore flag as the Lionesses host Indonesia in an international ‘A’ friendly at the Jalan Besar Stadium next Monday (10 October).
National captain Ernie Sulastri, along with eight others – goalkeeper Noor Kusumawati, defenders Khairunnisa Khairol Anwar, Fatin Aqillah, Syazwani Ruzi, Umairah Hamdan, midfielder Venetia Lim and forwards Nur Izzati Rosni and Lila Tan – have gotten the nod from Singapore Women’s National Team Head Coach Stephen Ng.
Khairunnisa, better known as Nisa, is handed a recall after missing July’s ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship campaign due to school internship commitments.
The 19-year-old full-back will be looking to add to her three international caps as 133rd-ranked Singapore takes Indonesia – 32 places above them in the FIFA rankings – in a rematch of their recent fixture in the AFF Women’s Championship.
The Lionesses won 2-0 on that occasion courtesy of an Izzati strike and an own goal for their first win in the regional competition in 18 years.
Sailors’ Lionesses: Noor Kusumawati, Ernie Sulastri, Khairunnisa Khairol Anwar, Fatin Aqillah, Syazwani Ruzi, Umairah Hamdan, Venetia Lim, Nur Izzati Rosni, Lila Tan