Football: Singapore edge out Malaysia in Causeway showdown

Football: Singapore edge out Malaysia in Causeway showdown

Singapore vs Malaysia AirMarine Cup
Singapore played against Malaysia at the Bukit Jalil Stadium on Saturday. (Photo: Facebook/Football Association of Malaysia) 

KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore beat Malaysia 1-0 in the Airmarine Cup on Wednesday (Mar 20) as interim head coach Nazri Nasir marked his national coaching debut with a win.

A goal from Hougang United’s Faris Ramli was enough to seal victory for the Lions, whose last competitive outing was a 3-0 loss to Thailand in the group stages of the AFF Suzuki Cup.

Malaysia on the other hand, had made it to the finals of the tournament, before falling to Vietnam 3-2 in a two-legged final.

In a game bereft of many clear-cut chances, it was former PKNS player Faris who sealed the win for Singapore at the Bukit Jalil Stadium. 

The nippy forward finished off a tidy passing move by calmly tucking home a Khairul Amri pass in the 83rd minute.

Singapore will face Oman in the finals of the competition on Saturday. The Omanis beat Afghanistan 5-0 in the day’s opening game.

Results of friendly internationals:

Wales 1 Trinidad & Tobago 0

Germany 1 Serbia 1

Oman 5 Afghanistan 0

Malaysia 0 Singapore 1

Iraq 1 Syria 0

Source: CNA/ad