Jordan Webb and Sherif El-Masri are waiting patiently for the chance to don Singapore colours on their international stage.
Both Webb, 25 and Sherif, 27, are being tracked under the Foreign Sports Talent scheme, and have been playing in the S.League for more than the prerequisite five years, having arrived in 2009.
Now, they’re ready to show why they deserve an opportunity to play for Singapore.
“I want to play for Singapore, that’s why I chose to stay here all this while,” said Webb, who received an offer from a Chinese Division One club at the end of last year.
“But it’s up to them (the Football Association of Singapore). I’m confident I can help the Lions – I just want to be given the chance.”
Sherif, who can operate on the flank or as a striker, said the duo haven’t heard anything from the authorities since last year.
He returned to the Young Lions in May, where he trained with the LionsXII for a few weeks.
“(LionsXII coaches) Fandi (Ahmad) and Nazri (Nasir) have been asking me about the passport (conversion), but I honestly don’t know if the process is moving or not,” Sherif said.
“All the papers have been submitted, we’ve been here five years, so we’re really just waiting on FAS.”
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