Lahore, 11 February: Pakistan U21 team is currently under preparation at National Training Field of Nong Jok and completed five days of their Camp at Thailand. The Camp commenced on 7 February and 9th February saw Pakistan put up gallant fight against Thailand U21 despite 1-2 defeat at Rajamangala National Stadium, one of the stadia used for 16th Asian Cup 2007.
It was Sydney’s 2008 FIFA’s 58th Congress, during which Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, also AFC Executive Committee member, met with The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) President Makudi Worawi who was unanimously elected as the new president of FAT on 25 March 2007. Worawi assured full support to PFF Chief and this is second time in his tenure that Pakistan installed Camp at the South Asian nation.
Once again National U21 teams of Pakistan is in Bangkok for Training Camp in the build up for the team in coming Olympics Qualifiers, besides an U21 international friendly in the for preparation of Pakistan and Thailand Olympic Youth team to appear in the 2012 Olympic football Asian qualifying tournament. “Both the teams will launch their mission on 23 February 2011 with first legs. Pakistan is pitted against Malaysia while Thailand will collide with Palestine. The Thailand-based Camp will run until 20 February 2011 at the same venue and Pakistan Olympic team will headed off for Malaysia on 21 February (1 PM) through Thai Airways TG 417 flight from Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi. said Faisal who is also FIFA and World Disciplinary Committee member and Chairman AFC Disciplinary Committee..
In their part of preparation, Pakistan will take on Samutprakan Club on Saturday, 12 February at 4 PM in first of the three matches against Thai League clubs. Samut Prakan Football Club is based in Samut Prakan Province, a city located 1 hour away from Bangkok at the Eastern Seaboard.
This is third Thailand Training Camp for Faisal-led PFF after 2004 and 2009 The same Nong Jok field for Pakistan team when they faced main and junior sets of well-known Thai BEC Tero Sasana Football Club in March 2004 under Chinese coach Wang Xiao He. Pakistan team on that occasion utilized the facilities provided by THA and went on to clinch the gold in SAG 2004 at Islamabad.
Following are two teams:
Pakistan U21 Team
Goal keepers: Yousof Ejaz Butt (Birkerod IF Skjold, Denmark), Amir Gul (NBP), Muhammad Omar (KESC)
Defenders: Manzoor Ahmed (WAPDA), Alamgir Khan (Police), Ahsan Ullah (PEL), Obaid Majeed (KPT), Ansar Abbas (Army)
Midfielders: Faisal Iqbal (NBP), Syed Arif Hussain (WAPDA), Hussnain Abbas (PIA), Muhammad Tauseef (WAPDA), Muhammad Adil (KRL), Mahmood Khan (KRL), Irfan Khan (Bradford Park Avenue Association Football Club, England)
Strikers: Saddam Hussain (PIA), Fahad Ullah Khan (PTV), Jadeed Khan Pathan (WAPDA), Rizwan Asif (KRL), Kalim Ullah ( KRL)
Samutprakan Club, Thailand
Goal Keepers: Christopher Ennin, Pollakrit Srison , Piyarat Assajan
Defenders: Pathompong Nancha, Pongsakorn Sutaisong, Chariti Tavared , Somdech Lambenmood. Pongsiri Yaganta ©, Phairat Wansanor , Jetsada Srijan, Anurak Netsawang, Sombat Jeenko. Surasak Pinthongkam. Panupong Kamsat
Midfielders: Virat Rodsook, Wirayut Nancha. Saksit Tangthong , Wuttichai Sanyapod, Komsan Kamtawee, Witavas Sangsa-Ngar MF Pongsakorn Chanhom , Mongkol Worraprom, Adipong Ketpraj , Worrachai Nasoongchon , Thongchai Thongvilai . Tinnawat Pinkaew
Strikers : Panupong Janpang, Pakin Intaratham,Panu Yotachaiyasan,Tum Timmanon, Tamrongrit Ruangda, Kovit Thongma