CAN JORDAN IMPRESS AT ASIAN FUTSAL CUP?
Feb 01, 2018
Jordan launch their campaign at the 15th Asian Futsal Cup on Friday, meeting Thailand in the first group D match.
Kyrgyzstan and Lebanon are the other teams in their group for the tournament being held in Taiwan until February 11 and featuring the continent’s leading 16 Futsal nations.
Head coach, Salah Abu Jafar, has been putting his chargers through their final paces and said it is vital to register an opening win to boost their chances of moving into the knock-out stages.
Next up will be Kyrgyzstan on Sunday before meeting Lebanon on February 6.
The top two will go through. Jordan’s squad includes Ahmad Abu Arab, Samer Sameeh, Wesam Ashour, Ahmad Samarah, Yousef Al Awdat, Qais Shweib, Mu'taz Abu Sheikhah, Mu'taz Awwad, Yousef Ayasrah, Majdi Qandeel, Ibrahim Qandeel, Amjad Al Qroub, Majed Al Hafi and Edreis Abu Raiash.
The team is managed by Munther Al Junaidi, with Muaed Saleem providing administrative support and Mazin Obeid coaching the keepers.
Dr. Jumaa Abu Deiab and Physiotherapist Ali Jaradat are providing the medical back-up. This is the third time that Jordan have competed in the competition, missing out on qualification to the knock-out phase in Uzbekistan last time around.