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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

Olympic team to hold camp in Bahrain

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MUSCAT, May 3 - The Oman Olympic (U-23) football team will resume training in May and June as they will have an overseas camp in Bahrain.


The Oman Football Association (OFA) announced on twitter official account that the Olympic team will meet Bahrain team in friendly matches on June 5 and 8 as apart of the external warm-up camp from May 20 to June 9 in Manama city.


The camp is part of the team’s preparation for the Asian Olympic Qualifiers that will take place in October. The finals of the AFC Asian (U-23) will be held in September 2022 in Uzbekistan during September 6 to 25.


The last appearance of the Oman U-23 team was in March as the team had an internal camp at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex under supervision of the Croatian coach Dario Basic and his assistant Mohammed bin Khamis al Oraimi. The team had depended on the local friendly matches during that domestic camp and could not have any international preparatory matches due to the Covid-19 situation.


The twelve days camp in last March was the fourth camp under the Croatian coach, who took in charge for Olympic team since early 2020. The first two warm-up camps were in the first quarter of 2020 and the team had stopped training due to the pandemic. The squad restarted training in last November with an internal camp.


Oman Olympic team’s other assignment is to take part in the Islamic Solidarity Games in Turkey in next September. Also, participation at the GCC Games in Kuwait and the dates will be announced later.


Oman probables: Essam al Makhzoomi, Faisal al Harthy, Arshad al Alawi, Yahya al Hudaifi, Awadh al Shari, Hussain al Shari, Najeeb al Shujaibi, Jasim al Noubi, Fahad Bait Obaidan, Essa al Naabi, Saud al Habsi, Al Baraa al Maawali, Islam al Hinai, Fahad al Hajri, Ibrahim al Rajhi, Yusuf al Malki, Abdullah al Balushi, Hani al Nuaimi, Musaab al Maamari, Yusuf al Shiyadi, Mohammed al Buraiki, Marwan al Abdulsalam, Hani al Qartoubi and Qasim Mubarek.


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