Young lions SEA Games Campaign Off To Winning Start

Hosts Singapore have begun their South-east Asian (SEA) Games men’s football campaign with a 1-0 win over the Philippines at the Jalan Besar Stadium this evening (June 1).

The only goal in the Group A encounter came on the stroke of half-time when defender Abdul Hadi flicked Safirul Sulaiman’s free-kick past Filipino goalkeeper Florencio Badelic.

Forward Sahil Suhaimi had a glorious opportunity to double the Young Lions’ lead in the second-half after substitute Irfan Fandi had set him up, but he dragged his shot just wide of the post.

Singapore’s next match in Group A is against Myanmar on Thursday.

In Monday night’s other match, a 44th minute strike by midfielder Rungrat Phumichantuk gave record 14-time SEA Games champions Thailand a narrow 1-0 win over Timor Leste in a Group B match at the Bishan Stadium.

Here are the match highlights from tonight.



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