Monday, 5 November 2018
23 Malaysia National Team Players for 2018 AFF Cup
Malaysia National Team
DBasia.news – After defeating the Maldives with a 3-0 score on the friendly match before the 2018 AFF Cup, Malaysia national team under Tna Cheng Hoe officially announced 23 names participated in the prestigious tournament in Southeast Asia.
It was announced after eliminating three players, the right-back Azrif Nasrulhaq Badrul Hisham (JDT), and two midfielders, Nor Azam Abdul Azih (Pahang) and Azzizan Nordin (Sabah).
Previously, they joined the training camp since October 24.
In the final squad list, 8 of them are the players who also supported Malaysia in 2016 AFF Cup. They are Ahmad Hazwan Bakri, Hafizul Hakim Khairul Nizam Jothy, Shahrul Saad, Nazirul Naim Che Hashim, Syazwan Zainon, Zaquan Adha Abd Radzak, Norshahrul Idlan Talaha, and Khairul Fahmi Che Mat.
Meanwhile, one of them is the Gambia naturalization player, Mahamadou Sumareh. The Pahang player will be the first Malaysian naturalization player participating in the AFF Cup.
Malaysia national team join the Group A 2018 AFF Cup and will start the match against Cambodia at Phnom Penh on November 8. Next, Malaysia will fight against Laos on November 12 before meeting Vietnam on Hanoi on November 16. Harimau Malaya will close the group phase against Myanmar at Kuala Lumpur, November 24.
Timnas Malaysia U-23
23 Players for Malaysia National Team Squad 2018 AFF Cup:
- Farizal Marlias (32) – Goalkeeper/Johor Darul Ta’zim
- Aidil Zafuan Abd Radzak (31) – Defender/Johor Darul Ta’zim
- Adam Nor Azlin (22) – Defender/Johor Darul Ta’zim
- Syamer Kutty Abba (21) – Midfielder/Johor Darul Ta’zim
- Safawi Rasid (21) – Winger/Johor Darul Ta’zim
- Ahmad Hazwan Bakri (27) – Striker/Johor Darul Ta’zim
- Syafiq Ahmad (23) – Striker/Johor Darul Ta’zim
- Hafizul Hakim Khairul Nizam Jothy (25) – Goalkeeper/Perak
- Shahrul Saad (25) – Defender/Perak
- Amirul Azhan Aznan (25) – Defender/Perak
- Nazirul Naim Che Hashim (25) – Defender/Perak
- Kenny Pallraj (25) – Midfielder/Perak
- Akram Mahinan (25) – Midfielder/Kedah
- Syazwan Zainon (29) – Winger/Kedah
- Akhyar Rashid (19) – Winger/Kedah
- Zaquan Adha Abd Radzak (31) – Striker/Kuala Lumpur
- Syazwan Andik Ishak (22) – Defender/Kuala Lumpur
- Irfan Zakaria (23) – Defender/Kuala Lumpur
- Mohamadou Sumareh (24) – Winger/Pahang
- Norshahrul Idlan Talaha (32) – Striker/Pahang
- Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (29) – Goalkeeper/Melaka United
- Syahmi Safari (20) – Defender/Selangor
- Shahrel Fikri Md Fauzi (24) – Striker/Nakhon Ratchasima