Maldives announce squad for AFC Challenge Cup


Maldives have announced their AFC Challenge Cup, 2012 squad. Maldives  are in Group A along with Nepal, Palestine and Turkmenistan. Maldives coach, Istvan Urbany, is hopeful for a good show and believes his team has the potential to win the AFC Challenge Cup. Meanwhile, Maldives star Ali Ashfaaq is injured but will be fit enough to join the National camp on 26th February.

Maldives will play against Thailand 24th February in a friendly match.

The 23 men squad is as follows –
1. Mohamed Imran
2. Yamaan Mohamed
3. Athif Ahmed
4. Mohamed Shifan
5. Umair Mohammed
6. Thasneem Mohamed
7. Ahmed Shafiu
8. Abdullah Ahmed
9. Nashid
10. Akram Abdul Ghani
11. Arif Mohamed
12. Adhuham Hassan
13. Ibrahim Fazeel
14. Ali Ashfaaq
15. Ali Ashadh
16. Ahmed Thariq
17. Mohamed Hussain Niyaz
18. Mukhthaar Naseer
19. Rilwan Waheed
20. Mohamed Rasheed
21. Abdullah Ibrahim
22. Mohamed Ahmed
23. Ismail Faruhaad

Maldives would need Ali Asfaaq to recover from injury quickly

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