Lions debutant Harhys Stewart shines in Singapore’s comeback

“Singapore Lions fight back to draw China in World Cup qualifier with debutant hero Harhys Stewart”

Singapore faced a tough challenge against China, trailing 0-2 at halftime in a World Cup qualifier match. However, coach Tsutomu Ogura’s decision to introduce rookie Harhys Stewart proved pivotal as the Lions fought back to secure a 2-2 draw. Despite his lack of international experience, Harhys displayed energy and quality in the midfield, supported by his brother Ryhan on the right.

The result marked Singapore’s first point in three Group C matches, a positive outcome considering the absence of key players like Safuwan Baharudin, Lionel Tan, and M. Anumanthan. With the upcoming rematch in China on March 26, Ogura will rely on the Stewart brothers to maintain their performance and help secure a favorable result.

Harhys, making his debut, expressed his excitement about playing for Singapore and alongside his brother. Ryhan, too, was proud of their accomplishment, acknowledging the hard work and dedication Harhys has put in to reach this point. Their parents and grandfather witnessing the match added to the special moment for the brothers.

The Lions’ resilient second-half display, fueled by Ogura’s encouragement to play without fear, showcased their determination and tactical acumen. Despite acknowledging the team’s effort, Ogura stressed the need for improvement moving forward.

The Stewart brothers’ standout performance, alongside the team’s collective effort, highlights the potential in Singapore’s footballing future. As they prepare for the rematch against China, the Lions will look to build on this result and continue their push for success in the World Cup qualifiers.

Mohamed Suez

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