Srinagar: J&K’s young star footballer Suhail Ahmad Bhat has been selected for the India Under-23 team for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024 Qualifiers.
All India Football Federation on Thursday announced the probables list of 28 players for the AFC U-23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024 Qualifiers.
The squad will begin their preparatory camp in Bhubaneswar on August 12. India are drawn against Maldives, United Arab Emirates and hosts China PR in Group G of the qualifiers, which are scheduled to be held between September 6-12, 2023 in Dalian.
The AFC U-23 Asian Cup™ Qatar 2024, which will also serve as a qualifier for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Paris 2024, will be the competition’s sixth edition, and India will attempt to make it to the final tournament for the first time.
Goalkeepers: Sachin Suresh, Hrithik Tiwari, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Arsh Anwer Shaikh.
Defenders: Narender Gahlot, Hormipam Ruivah, Bikash Yumnam, Halen Nongtdu, Sanjeev Stalin, Sumit Rathi, Jitendra Singh, Abdul Rabeeh.
Midfielders: Thoiba Singh Moirangthem, Lalrinliana Hnamte, Jiteshwor Singh Yumkhaibam, Ayush Dev Chhetri, Vibin Mohanan, Brison Deuben Fernandes, Amarjit Singh Kiyam.
Forwards: Sourav K, Vikram Partap Singh, Parthib Gogoi, Rohit Danu, Ninthoinganba Meetei Khumanthem, Gurkirat Singh, Ayush Chhikara, Sivasakthi Narayanan, Suhail Ahmad Bhat.
Head Coach: Clifford Miranda.
Meanwhile JKFA has congratulated Suhail Ahmad for his selection.
“We are thrilled to announce that Suhail Ahmad Bhat has been included in the probables list of the AFC U23 Asian Cup qualifiers for the Indian Men’s National Football Team! His talent and hard work have earned him this well-deserved opportunity, and we couldn’t be prouder of his achievements,” JKFA statement said.
Suhail has been regular of India junior teams and have been making waves in India domestic football arena.