By Gabriel TanFollow @@gabetan13
Zulfadli has been one of the few positives in what has been a disappointing season for the Warriors, who are currently third from bottom in the Great Eastern-YEO's S.League and have been eliminated from both the RHB Singapore Cup and Starhub League Cup.
Building on some consistent displays from 2012, the 25-year-old has continued to establish himself as one of the best left-backs in Singapore.
And although he was initially overlooked by Singapore coach Bernd Stange for the upcoming home game against Oman on August 14, the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) have confirmed in a press release that he has been called up after Tampines Rovers' Shaiful pulled out due to a knee cartilage injury.
Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if Zulfadli will be thrown straight into the fray given the Lions do have a number of options to fill in on the left of defence, including LIONSXII young star Hafiz Abu Sujad, veteran Noh Rahman and his Home United team-mate Ismail Yunos.
Zulfadli's inclusion also means the Warriors have two representatives in the current Singapore squad, along with goalkeeper Hassan Sunny, who is enjoying an excellent season despite his team's troubles.
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