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Speedy Tigers to go on tour of UK to prepare for 2022 Asia Cup

15/09/2021 06:07 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 15 -- The national men’s hockey squad will travel to London for the United Kingdom 2021 Tour series from Sept 19 to Oct 22 in preparation for next year’s Hockey Asia Cup.

National team management committee chairman Datuk Ahmad Najmi Abdul Razak sad the 23 players would join the tour which is aimed at preparing them for the Asian meet, which is also the qualifier for the 2023 Hockey World Cup.

He said the squad would comprise three goalkeepers, seven defenders, eight midfielders and five forwards. 

Among those included in the 23-player list are three Special Project Squad players - Muhammad Shafiq Hassan (defender), Shello Silverius and Muhammad Azrai Aizad Abu Kamal (both forwards).

“A total of 10 matches have been arranged for the national squad during their stay there, including four against club sides and six against the national teams of Ireland, Wales and France,” he said in a statement today.

He said national head coach A. Arulselvaraj would use the matches to evaluate the performances of his players.

According to the preliminary schedule, the Speedy Tigers are set to take on club sides Old Georgians on Sept 26; Surbiton HC (Sept 28); Hampstead & Westminster HC (Sept 29 ) and Beeston HC (Oct 1) before playing against the national teams of Ireland (Oct 5 and 6); Wales (Oct 9 and 12); and France (Oct 15 and 18). 

 

Following is the list of 23 players for the United Kingdom 2021 Tour series:

 

 

No

Name

Position

1.

Muhammad Hafizuddin Othman

Goalkeeper

2.

Adrian Andy Albert

Goalkeeper

3.

Mohammad Hairi Abdul Rahman

Goalkeeper

4.

Muhammad Razie Abdul Rahim

Defender

5.

Muhammad Marhan Mohd Jalil

Defender

6.

Syed Mohamad Syafiq Syed Cholan

Defender

7.

Muhammad Aminuddin Mohd Zain

Defender

8.

Muhammad Azri Hassan

Defender

9.

Muhammad Najmi Farizal Jazlan

Defender

10.

Muhammad Shafiq Hassan

Defender

11.

Nik Muhammad Aiman Nik Rozemi

Midfielder

12.

Faiz Helmi Jali

Midfielder

13.

Muhamad Ramadan Rosli

Midfielder

14.

Mohamad Ashran Hamsani

Midfielder

15.

Meor Muhammad Azuan Hassan

Midfielder

16

Zulpidaus Mizun

Midfielder

17.

Muhammad Najib Abu Hassan

Midfielder

18.

Faizal Saari

Midfielder

19.

Norsyafiq Sumantri

Forward

20.

Muhammad Firhan Ashaari

Forward

21.

Muhammad Shahril Saabah

Forward

22.

Shello Silverius

Forward

23.

Muhammad Azrai Aizad Abu Kamal

Forward

 

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