Lahore, 26 Feb: Palestine football team’s eleven players and five officials failed to get the football activity on Saturday when heavy rain disturbed their Training Session at Model Town Football Academy Ground meanwhile Pakistan team had to involve in Training Session at Johar Town’s UMT Football Academy. Both the Academies are at Lahore and under the custody of famous soccer promoter Mian Rizwan Ali who is also Lahore Test Match Commissioner and President of both Academies. Palestice 16-person batch reach Lahore today while other 13 persons will join the Palestine squad on Sunday. Press Briefing of the team will be held at FIFA house at 1 PM on 27 February, Sunday.
Earlier, Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)’s Secretary General Lt.Col ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi, Director Marketing Sardar Naveed Haider,
Liaison Officer of Palestine team Irfan Khan Niazi, PFF Director Administration Major ® Jahangir Khan Lodhi, Manager Administration Muhammad Khalil welcomed the team at Airport.
Palestine’s goalkeeper Saed Abu Sleem (Markaz Balatah), defenders Ahmed Harbi Mahajna (Markaz Shabab Al-Am’ari), Mohammed Al-Masri (Shabab Al-Thahriyeh), Khaled Mahdi (Markaz Shabab Al-Am’ari), midfielders Ayman Alhendi (Shabab Khalil), Houssam Wadi ( Jabal Al-Mokaber), Suleiman Obeid (Markaz Shabab Al-Am’ari), Ashraf Alfawaghra (Wadi Al-Neiss), Atef Abu Bilal (Shabab Al-Thahriyeh), Ismail Amour (Jabal Al-Mokaber), striker Eyad Abugharqud (Markaz Shabab Al-Am’ari) failed to show their style at MTFA while other players to reach Lahore on Sunday will be goalkeepers Mohammed Shbair (Shabab Al-Khalil), Abdullah Saidawi (Hilal Al-Quds), defenders Samer Hijazi (Jabal Al-Mokaber), Husam Abu Saleh (Hilal Al-Quds), midfielders Murad Said (Hilal Al-Quds), Hesham Salhe (Hilal Al-Quds), Khader Yousef (Wadi Al-Neiss) and strikers Mohammed Jebreen (Shabab Al-Bireh), Mohammed Shatrit (Shabab Al-Khalil) and Jamal Allan (Hilal Al-Quds).
The Administrative and Technical Staff of Paletine team is consist of eight persons of which Mahmoud Alfasfous ( Manager), Ali Abdrabou ( GK Coach), Ould Noureddine (Physical Trainer), Mohammed Khawaja (Equipment man), Mustafa Meshaati (Physio) had reached Lahore while arrival of Mohammed Abu Srour ( Head of Delegation), Bezaz Moussa (Coach) and Raed Issa (Journalist) is awaited.