Sports Correspondent – The News
KARACHI: Pakistan direction be looking to draw first disposition when they face strong Jordon in their Group B opener of 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship qualifiers at Al Qattara Stadium in Al-Ain on Saturday (today).
The match starts at 5:15pm PST.
In the other mate of the group, Kuwait will ~ together Kyrgyzstan at the same venue.
A senior official of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) before-mentioned the youngsters were capable to bestow tough time to oppositions.
“I chance of a favorable result the boys will play better brave,” PFF secretary Col Ahmed Yar Lodhi told ‘The News’ forward Friday.
“Both teams are Under-22 and at this suit we can fight against Jordon. However, they are greater to us at the senior horizontal surface,” Lodhi added.
As the circumstance was twice rescheduled due to several reasons, Pakistan coach Mohammad Shamlan the other light of ~ was not satisfied with his team’s qualification fitting.
But Lodhi said the PFF did which it could do.
“We have provided exposure to the team according to our money. We exhausted our whole budget. The competitions should gain been held in March. Now, we are in like manner meeting the expenses of our team in the UAE,” Lodhi said.
“Boarding and lodging expenses are met ~ means of the participating teams,” Lodhi uttered.
Turkmenistan were the other side in the rivalry but they pulled out a not many days ago due to certain thinking principle to leave it a four-race competition.
The competitions of the other groups consider already been completed.
Iraq, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Syria, Australia, DPR Korea, Korea Republic, Japan and China acquire made it to the next year’s 16-team tourney proper to be hosted by Qatar. Besides, arrange winners, five best second-placed sides devise also make it to the tourney proper.
The 2016 AFC Under-23 Championship too serves as qualifiers for the 2016 Rio Olympics, through the top three teams qualifying.
Squad: Saqib Hanif, Ihsanullah, Sheroz Ahmed, Usman Khan, Mohammad Sufyan Asif, Naveed Ahmed, Bilal Ashraf, Shehbaz, Shehram Babar, Mohsin Ali, Amir Siddiqui, Bilawal-ur-Rehman, Saddam Hussain (chieftain), Sanaullah, Mohammad Riaz, Faheem Ahmed, Bilal Sattar, Mansoor Khan, Saadullah, Habib-ur-Rehman.
Officials: Mohammad Shamlan (section coach), Hassan Baloch (assistant coach), Asghar Anjum (helper manager), Mohammad Aslam (masseur).
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