|Maher, Maraba, and More… Youth given a chance in preliminary Challenge Cup Squad.|
With a doubleheader of friendlies against Pakistan cancelled earlier this month, Al-Fidai will turn their attention to a 12-day preparatory camp with the aim of building fitness levels and increasing cohesion.
With the WBPL season ending two weeks ago a larger group of thirty players trained daily under the auspices of the national team staff. Two scrimmages against the Olympic team were used to formulate the final squad and newcomers Hilal Musa and Sameh Mar’aba’s goals were enough to prolong their tryout with the national team. Other fresh faces come in the form of defenders Mahmoud Dayfallah, Abdullah Jaber, and attacking midfielder Tamer Syam.
Also joining the side will be two foreign-based players: Mohammed Qasim (Al-Ittihad/Libya) and Ibrahim Swidan (Tripoli/Lebanon) who were also part of the 2014 WAFF Championship side.
The PFA did not announce a full itinerary but it is expected that the National Team will continue onwards to Sri Lanka for the second phase of preparations after the culmination of this training camp.
Full Squad List after the jump:
Goalkeepers: Toufic Ali (Tarji Wadi Al-Nes), Ghanem Mahajneh (Shabab Al-Dhahrieh), Rami Hamadeh (Thaqafi Tulkarem)
Defenders: Ahmed Abdullah (Al-Am’ary), Samer Hijazi (Jabal Al-Mukaber), Nadim Barghouthi, Abdesallam Al-Swerki, Abdullah Jaber, Raed Fares (all Hilal Al-Quds) Haitham Deeb (Jabal Al-Mukaber), Mus’ab Al-Battat (Shabab Al-Dhahrieh), Musa Abu Jazar (Shabab Al-Khaleel), Mahmoud Dayfallah (Ahli Al-Khaleel)
Midfielders: Abdelhamid Abuhabib (Balata), Husam Abu Saleh, Hesham Salhe (both Hilal Al-Quds), Khader Yousef (Tarji Wadi Al-Nes), ُTamer Syam, Fayez Aslieh (both Shabab Al-Khaleel), Ahmed Maher (Shabab Al-Dhahrieh), Mohammed Qasim (Al-Ittihad/LBY)
Forwards: Ashraf Nu’man (Tarji Wadi Al-Nes), Rami Musalmeh (Khader FC), Sameh Mara’ba (Islami Qalqilya) Hilal Musa (Khader), Ibrahim Swidan (Tripoli/LIB)