Kyrgyzstan National Team coach Sergei Dvoryankovym announced his final 23member squad ahead of flying to Belek in Turkey for the final stage of their preparations ahead of AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers. The Kyrgyz will camp in Turkey from 28 February to 14 March before heading home to host the Group B matches.
Kyrgyzstan had earlier toured Bahrain and Kuwait to prepare for the qualifiers and will now face league clubs from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia in order to fine tune their preparations.
Kyrgyzstan’s fixtures are as listed:
March 5 – FC “Shakhtar” (Soligorsk, Belarus) – Premier League club.
March 9 – FC “Zirka” (Kirovograd, Ukraine) -First Division club.
March 13 – FC “Sokol” (Saratov, Russia) – Second Division (Regional League club).
Goalkeepers: Ruslan Janybekov, Maksim Agapov, Vladislav Volkov, Paul Matyas (all – “Dordoi”).
Defenders: Valery Kitchin, Talent Samsaliev, Davron Askarov, Farukh Abitov, Adil Bekbolotov Marat Adzhiniyazov (all – “Dordoi”), Arthur Muladzhanov (“Alga”), Azamat Baimatov (“Okzhetpes”, Kazakhstan).
Midfielders: Izrailov Karim Aziz Sydykov (both – “Abdysh Ata”) Tursunali Rustamov Ruslan Sydykov, Vadim Kharchenko, Islam Shamshiev (all – “Dordoi” ), Mack Kum (without a club).
Forwards: Kayumzhan Sharipov, David Tette, Mirlan Murzaev (all – “Dordoi”), Ildar Amirov (“Abdysh Ata”).
Kyrgyzstan will play Macau in their first game on 17 March whilst Pakistan take on Tajikistan.