Bahrain U23s beat Kuwait in Istanbul friendly
TDT | Manama
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Bahrain’s under-23 Olympic football team defeated their counterparts from Kuwait 2-1 in an international friendly match played on Monday in Istanbul. The game was part of the Bahrainis’ overseas training camp at the Turkish capital, which concluded yesterday. Adnan Fawaz and Ahmed Al Sherooqi were both on target for the nationals, who bounced back from a 2-4 loss to the Kuwaitis in their previous tune-up game played last week.
They also had a friendly against Turkish club Beykoz earlier last week, which they won 5-1. The Bahrainis are currently preparing for their upcoming competitions, mainly the AFC U23 Asian Cup Qualifiers. The Bahrainis are in Group C of the qualification competition alongside Iraq, Afghanistan and the Maldives.
Their matches are to be held in the Kingdom from October 27 to 31. Bahrain’s under-23s trained with 28 players in Istanbul under the supervision of head coach Ismail Karami. Aside from Fawaz and Al Sherooqi, the others were Abdulrahman Al Sayed, Ali Muftah, Ebrahim Al Khattal, Faisal Abdulla, Faisal Hassan Habib, Ammar Mohammed, Omar Abdulbasit, Younis Mousa, Abdulla Al Haiki, Ali Khalifa, Hussain Al Attar, Hussain Abdulkarim, Abdulla Freah, Ebrahim Shareeda, Mohammed Marhoon, Hamza Abdulla, Ali Al Dosari, Sayed Mohammed Amin, Hassan Issa, Fahad Jassim, Mohammed Ahmed, Ziyad Basil, Hussain Tawfiq, Hamad Fouad, Hamza Al Jabne and Abdulla Nimer.