Al Mohannadi hopes Asian stars do well at Doha event
DOHA: Asian Football Confederation Vice President Saoud A. Aziz M A Al
Mohannadi has expressed the hope that Asia’s future stars will shine
brightly in Qatar next January.
Speaking at the official draw of the AFC U23 Championship, to be
played in Doha from January 12 to 30, Al Mohannadi, who is also the
AFC Competitions Committee Chairman, on Saturday said the fans and
media were sure to be treated to a football feast by the continent’s
finest under 23 teams.
“Many of the players will have experienced continental football
tournaments in the past through participation in the AFC U-19 and U-16
Championships, or youth and grassroots events,” he said.
“Now, these players, many of whom are already regulars in top teams,
are finishing their school and we hope the valuable experience they
gain will help them during their appearances at the AFC Asian Cup in
the future,” he said.
The top three teams from the competition will represent Asia at the
2016 Rio Olympic Games.