Hamed al Azzani, head coach of Oman U-23 team, is scrutinising the under-18 and under-21 league for talented players who can make the grade for the Jakarta Asian Games in August. The squad for the Asian Games will be announced sometime in May or June first week. The focused training will begin in June with a series of internal and external camps. Some international friendly matches with some clubs are also planned on June 8, 11, 26 and 28.
There will be friendly matches also on July 1, 4, 7, 24 and 27.
The technical committee of the Olympic team will focus on acquainting the new players with each other since the new list of the team includes only four players from the squad that went to the AFC Championship in China.
There will be emphasis on fitness of the players and skill sets.
The Oman under-23 team concluded an external camp in Doha at the end of March. The external camp had included a friendly match against the Qatar Olympic team, which Oman lost 2-0. Prior to that, Oman had an internal camp from March 18-23.
In their last outing at the AFC under-23 championship in China, Oman team had failed to qualify for the round of 16 after suffering three defeats to China, Qatar and Uzbekistan in the group stage.
The 25-member Oman national Olympic (U-23) team squad: Mutasim al Muhaijari, Thuaini Hadeed and Mohammed Nasser (Al Arouba Club) Ihad al Balushi and Zahir al Aghabri (Seeb Club) Aahed al Hadifi, Hussain al Habsi, Omar al Habsi and Qadhafi al Mahrooqi (Al Mudhaibi Club) Mohsin al Ghassani, Omran al Hedi and Ammar al Shedi (Suwaiq Club) Amer al Shebli (Bausher Club) Ghanim al Habshi, Qasab Ba Hajjaj and Mohammed Saleh (Al Nasser Club) Saud al Maqbali, Wahab al Sari and Alaa al Sheyadi (Sohar Club) Yazeed al Mashani and Ghazi al Najjar (Dhofar Club) Abdullah al Ghailani (Al Wahda Club) Issam al Subhi (Al Shabab Club) Ahmed al Matrooshi (Al Salam Club) Amer al Rushaidi (Al Rustaq Club).