Recently, the Jordan Football Federation (JFA) has announced the list of 23 official players of the U.23 team for the upcoming U23 Asian Cup 2020.
According to Al Ghad, coach Ahmed Abdel Qader and member of the JFA technical committee closed the list of 23 official players of U.23 Jordan on December 20 (local time).
After completing this, members of the U.23 Jordan team will take a flight to Malaysia on the evening of December 22 to begin training to get used to the weather conditions and time zone changes.
According to JFA, the star midfielder Musa Al-Taamari was not on the official list of U.23 Jordan to gather with the team in Malaysia because Cyprus’ s APOEL club only agreed to return this player on January 13, 2020. Therefore, if selected, Qader will be absent in the first two matches of Group D against U.23 North Korea (October 2020) and U.23 Vietnam (January 13, 2020).
This is certainly not a small loss when Al-Taamari is considered to be the greatest hope of U.23 Jordan in the ambition to win tickets to the 2020 Olympic Games. The midfielder is considered the soul of the U.23 attack. Jordan and experienced 26 times for the national team. He also left many marks in the shirt for the APOEL club (the team that has just reached the round of 32 Europa League teams) since joining in May 2018.
In addition to Al-Taamari, U.23 Jordan suffered worse losses when having to strike out the names of midfielders stars Yousef Abu Jalboush and Mohammed Abu Zureik (who had previously negotiated to join Greece’s AEK Athens club) due to injury. However, Qader said he was still in a good squad after testing in friendlies during the past time.
As planned, after coming to Malaysia, U.23 Jordan scheduled a friendly match with U.23 Saudi Arabia before flying to Thailand on January 3, 2020.