Pakistan U16 players start training for AFC qualifiers


After lifting SAFF U-16 Championship title in Nepal, Pakistan Colts held training session on Monday at Punjab Football Stadium for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship qualifiers to be held in Kuwait from September 12-22. According to the press release issued here by Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), Pakistan has been placed in Group B with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen, Kuwait, Maldives and Afghanistan. All the matches of the group will be conducted at the Mohammed Al Hamad Stadium and Sabah Al Salem Stadium in Kuwait. Pakistan will open their campaign on September 12 with the match against Maldives, followed by their games against Kuwait on September 14, UAE on September 17, Afghanistan on September 19 and against Yemen on September 22. Two teams from the group will make it to the tournament proper which will be held next year. The squad of the training session is: Usman Khan, Syed Hassan Mujtaba, Muhammad Boota (all goalkeepers), Malik Dilshad Ahmed, Muneer Aftab, Shahbaz Masih, Rashid Noor, Babar Ali, Basit Amin (all defenders), Bilal Asghar, Muhammad Sohail, Sanaullah, Raza Ali, Haider Ali, Muhammad Zeeshan, Yawar (all midfielders), Sher Ali, Ashfaq Uddin, Muhammad Bilal, Zain-ul-Aabdeen, Mansoor Khan Tanzeel (Strikers), Sajjad Mahmood (Coach), Muhammad Hassan Baloch (Assistant Coach), Noman Ibahim (Goal Keeper Coach) and Dr. Kamran Mehdi (Physio).