Tajikistan National football team coach Nikola Kavazovic announced a 27 member squad which will undergo a short training camp starting on 3rd March, ahead of the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The squad is dominated by players from Regar-TadAZ and Kavazovic’s own club Istiqlol, however no player from the Tajik League Champions Ravshan failed to get a call up. 2 foreign based will join the team direct in Kyrgyzstan, they play in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Tajikistan open the Group B against Pakistan on 17 March in Bishkek.
Goalkeepers: Alisher Tuychiev (without a club), Alisher Dodov (“Regar-TadAZ”), Abdulaziz Makhkamov (“Khujand”) Saidjon Saidrahmonov (“Istiqlol”);
Defenders: Farhad Vosiev (“Volgar”, Astrakhan, Russia), Sohib Savankulov, Eradzh Radjabov, Naim Ulmas, Ahtam Nazarov (all – “Istiqlol”) Davrondzhon Ergashev (“Irtysh”, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan), Daler Tuhtasunov, Alex Negmatov (both – “Regar-TadAZ”) Sievush Asrorov (“Khujand”);
Midfielders: Umedzhon Sharipov Dilshod Vosiev, Jahongir Djalilov Fathullo Fathulloev, Nuriddin Davronov Ibrahim Rabimov (all – “Istiqlol”) Mahmadali Sadykov (“Khujand”) Khurshed Makhmudov Jamshed Ismailov (both – “Regar-TadAZ”);
Forwards: Ahtam Khamrokul, Komil Saidov (both – “Regar-TadAZ”), Jahangir Ergashev (“Istiklol”), Yusuf Rabiev (“Khujand”), Farhad Tohir (no club).