Challenge Cup Squad announced

[UPDATED 24.02.2012] 

  1. Husam Abu Saleh, Ahmed Harbi and Mohammed Jamal will travel with the side to the UAE. 
  2. Defenders Haitham Dheeb and Rafit Eyad will catch up with the team later in Nepal. 
  3. Ismail Amour has pulled out with an injury. Zatara will not be released by Sanat Naft. 
  4. Abdelatif Bahdari’s participation is still not guaranteed, the PFA is trying to negotiate a release with Hajer. 
  5. Murad Ismail may not make the trip- his brother is seriously ill and had to be hospitalized this past week. 

Jamal Mahmoud has called up 29 players to participate in the UAE camp ahead of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup in Nepal next month. Despite being barred from participating due to club commitments Abdelatif Bahdari and Imad Zatara are included in the squad. The squad will need to be trimmed by six before the end of the month. 

Ramzi Saleh (Smouha/EGY)
Mohammed Shbair (Shabab Al-Khaleel)
Toufic Ali (Tarji Wadi Al-Nes)
Omar Jarun (Arka Gdynia/POL)#
Abdelatif Bahdari (Hajer/KSA)*
Haitham Khaduj (Tadamon Sour/LIB)**
Mohammed Ghannam (Tripoli/LIB)**
Ali El-Qadi (Team Unknown)**
Ahmed Harbi (Al-Am’ary)^
Khaled Mahdi (Al-Am’ary)
Haitham Dheeb (Hilal Al-Quds)^
Raed Fares (Hilal Al-Quds)
Rafit Eyad (Jabal Al-Mukaber)^
Moussa Abu Jazr (Shabab Al-Khaleel) 
Nadim Barghouthi (Shabab Al-Khaleel)
Mohammed Abu Ateeq (Salam Sour/LIB)**
Mohammed Samara (Arab Contractors/EGY)
Imad Zatara (Sanat Naft/IRN)
Ismail Amour (Al-Am’ary)*
Ma’ly Kawre’ (Al-Am’ary)
Abdelhamid Abuhabib (Balata)
Murad Ismail (Hilal Al-Quds)
Houssam Wadi (Ittihad Shajeeya)
Ahmed Maher (Shabab Al-Dhahrieh)**
Ashraf Nu’man (Tarji Wadi Al-Nes)
Khader Youssef (Tarji Wadi Al-Nes)
Alaa Attieh (Yarmouk/JOR)**
Mustafa Hallaq (Al-Akhaa Al-Ahly/LIB)**
Ibrahim Swidan (Tripoli/LIB)**
Fahed Attal (Shabab Al-Khaleel)
Mohammed Jamal (Shabab Al-Khaleel)^
Khaled Salem (Shabab Al-Dhahrieh)

*Suspended for first game against Nepal
** First Call-up
^ Late Addition to the side
# Will only participate in Azerbaijan Friendly  

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