The Singapore Premier League’s (SPL) Young Player of the Year for 2021, Nur Adam Abdullah has been included in Nazri Nasir’s final Singapore Under-22 squad for the upcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Asian Cup 2022 Qualifiers.

Saifullah Akbar, the 2020 SPL Young Player of the year, and the only other Lion City Sailor who was part of the 28-man provisional squad also made the shortened list of 23 players. 

The qualifiers will be hosted in Singapore from 25-31 October.

The U22 side will kick off their Group H campaign against Timor-Leste on 25 Oct, and will face Philippines and South Korea over the following six days, charged with the task of qualifying for the finals of U23 Asian Cup for the first time in Singapore history.

In line with the prevailing COVID-19 safe management measures, a maximum of 1,000 spectators will be allowed in the stadium for each match. Tickets are available from

A total of 11 groups from both the West and East Zone will contest the Qualifiers, with the group winners and four best second-placed teams set to advance to the final stage. The AFC U23 Asian Cup 2022, the fifth edition of the tournament, will be held in Uzbekistan in June next year.