Lion City Sailors Women’s pair, 16-year-old Chloe Koh and 15-year-old Natasha Naszri, could make their debuts for the Singapore Women’s National Team on Tuesday (18 July) night when the Lionesses take on Pakistan in an international friendly at Jalan Besar Stadium.
The two join seven other teammates – namely goalkeepers Noor Kusumawati Rosman and Beatrice Tan, defenders Umairah Hamdan and Syazwani Ruzi, midfielder Ho Hui Xin, Venetia Lim and Khairunnisa Khairol Anwar – in a nine-woman Sailors contingent.
They are part of a 20-strong national squad called up to face a Pakistan side 26 places below them in the FIFA rankings at 157th.
Sailors skipper Ernie Sulastri Sontaril, Nur Izzati Rosni and Lila Tan have been left out due to ‘various reasons’ as confirmed by the Football Association of Singapore on Monday (17 July).
Promoted from the Lion City Sailors Girls’ Academy to the Women’s Team this season, Chloe and Natasha – both born in 2007 – have impressed in their maiden Deloitte Women’s Premier League (WPL) campaign thus far.
Chloe came on to provide two assists on her Sailors Women’s debut in June’s 8-0 thumping of Balestier Khalsa, while Natasha has already made a number of appearances at the heart of midfield for Yeong Sheau Shyan’s side.
Both of them were part of the Singapore Under-19 side that played against Vietnam and Malaysia in the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Under-19 championship earlier this month.