Putri Syaliza Sazali, 19, becomes first Singaporean female footballer to play in Thai Women’s League 1

Putri currently has 11 caps for the Lionesses.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 25 May 2022, 11:21 AM

Singapore national footballer Putri Syaliza Sazali is set to become the first Singaporean female player to feature in the Thai Women’s League 1 (TWL1) following her signing with the Chonburi Women’s Football Club.

The 19-year-old midfielder reportedly impressed Head Coach Kritsada Phungmali when the Lionesses played a closed-door practice match against the Sharks as part of 31st SEA Games preparations.

Putri, who currently has 11 caps for the Lionesses, has been offered to play in the second round of the TWL1 which will begin on May 28 against BRU Burirat Academy. 

She is currently on an athletic scholarship from the Eastern Florida State College, and is now on her semester break. 

In her first year, she was part of the football team who won the college’s first national title, the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I National Championship.

She also participated in the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) Tri-Nations Series and the 31st SEA Games which took place earlier this year.

In Chonburi, Putri will get the chance to train and play alongside Thai internationals – forward Saowalak Pengngam and midfielder Wilaiporn Boothduang – who both featured at the 2019 France FIFA World Cup.

Chonburi, who were runner-ups last season, currently sit in third place in the eight-team table with 13 points.

Putri has already departed for Thailand and will return to Singapore after Chonburi’s last match of the season on Jun 19.

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