Football team leaving for Dubai, Kyrgyzstan on Saturday

LAHORE: Pakistan National Football team is leaving for Dubai and Kyrgyzstan on Saturday from Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore.

Pakistan National Team will remain in Dubai till March 15, 2013 where they play a practice match on 11th March against UAE reserve side and this will give final touches to their preparation for the Asian Football Confederation AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers to be held in Kyrgyzstan from March 17 to 21.

The National Team has already played 4 friendly matches against Nepal & Maldives prior to this visit to Kyrgyzstan. On March 17 Pakistan National Team will face the former champions Tajikistan at the Spartak Stadium in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and followed by their games against hosts Kyrgyzstan on 19, March and Macau on 21 March.

According to the press release issued here by PFF, Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, President PFF wished all out success for the national team. He hoped they shall play in a stupendous manner as the peoples of Pakistan are looking for a victory by their players. He expressed his satisfaction on their training and the ability to play well.

The detail of National football team contingents are as follows: Jaffar Khan Captain, Goal Keeper, Samar Ishaq DF Vice Captain, Saqib Hanif GK, Yousaf Ejaz Butt GK, Kamran Khan DF, Muhammad Ahmed DF, Muhammad Hameed DF, Saddam Hussain DF, Naveed Ahmed DF, Yaqoob Ejaz Butt DF, Faisal Iqbal MF, Muhammad Adil MF, Yasir Afridi MF, Kaleem
Ullah MF, Muhammad Mujahid MF, Adnan Ahmed MF Vice Captain, Jadeed Khan Patan FW, Hassan Bashir FW Saeed Ahmed FW and Muhammad Ali FW.

The officials of the National team are Milosavljevic Zavisa Head Coach/Team Manager, Shahzad Anwar Assistant Coach, Muhammad Aslam Khan Goal Keeper Coach and Kamran Mehdi Physio/Assistant Manager.