By our Lahore Correspondents
The National U-21 team headed off for Thailand tonight with the determination to overcome the odds and win their games in Thailand and more importantly Malaysia.
Before the departure PFF President Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat saw off the team and bucked them up for the trip.
FPDC Lahore Correspondents were present on the occasion and caught up with Captain Jadeed Khan, Vice Captain Rizwan Asif, Canadian-Pakistani Goal Keeper Yousuf Butt, and star Mid-Fielder Irfan Khan. Here are their interviews in which they talk about the up-coming Thai and Malaysia trips and their views on the National Team and the training camps.
Goalkeepers: Yousuf Ijaz Butt (Birkerød IF Skjold, Denmark), Aamir Gul (NBP), Mohammad Umar (KESC).
Defenders: Manzoor Ahmad (WAPDA), Alamgir Khan (Police), Ihsanullah (PEL), Ubaid Majeed (KPT).
Midfielders: Syed Arif Hussain (WAPDA), Hasanain Abbas (PIA), Mohammad Aadil (KRL), Mehmood Khan (KRL), Irfan Khan (Bradford Park Avenue AFC, England), Ansar Abbas (Army), Faisal Iqbal (NBP), Mohammad Tauseef (WAPDA).
Strikers: Saddam Hussain (PIA), Fahadullah (Islamabad), Jadeed Khan Pathan (Captain, Afghan FC, Chaman), Mohammad Rizwan Asif (Vice-Captain, KRL) Kaleemullah (KRL).
Officials: Tariq Lutfi (head coach), Nasir Ismail, Gohar Zaman (coaches), Aslam Khan (goalkeeping coach), Dr Kamran Mehdi (physiotherapist).