Bahrain Olympic team set for three friendlies at Turkey camp
TDT | Manama
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Bahrain’s under-23 Olympic football team have scheduled three friendly matches during their ongoing overseas training camp, being held in the Turkish capital of Istanbul. Their tune-up game opponents include local club Beykoz, Kuwait’s Olympic football team and Bosnia-Herzegovina side NK Stupcanica Olovo.
After playing their first contest against Beykoz, the Bahrainis are set to take on their Kuwaiti counterparts on Thursday, after which they play Olovo on Monday next week. Bahrain will be at their camp until July 27.
They are preparing for their upcoming competitions, including the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers, which takes place in October. The Bahrainis are in Group C of the qualification competition, alongside Iraq, Afghanistan and the Maldives. Their qualifying games will be held in the Kingdom from October 27 to 31.
The under-23s, coached by Bahraini tactician Ismail Karami, are currently training with 28 players in Istanbul. They are Ammar Mohammed, Omar Abdulbasit, Younis Mousa, Adnan Fawaz, Abdulla Al Haiki, Abdulrahman Sayed, Ali Khalifa, Hussain Al Attar, Ahmed Al Sherooqi, Hussain Abdulkarim, Abdulla Freah, Ebrahim Shareeda, Mohammed Marhoon, Hamza Abdulla, Ali Al Dosari, Ali Muftah, Sayed Mohammed Amin, Faisal Abdulla, Hassan Issa, Fahad Jassim, Mohammed Ahmed, Ziyad Basil, Ebrahim Al Khattal, Hussain Tawfiq, Hamad Fouad, Faisal Hassan Habib, Hamza Al Jabne and Abdulla Nimer.