Despite chipping forces in the first two matches of Group D, U.23 Jordan still confidently looked forward to a place for the 2020 Olympic Games after a fairly thorough preparation for the U.23 Asian finals in Thailand.
According to Al Ghad, the U.23 Jordan team arrived in Malaysia and immediately started physical fitness and training on December 24, preparing for the U23 Asian Cup finals 2020 from January 8-26 January 2020. Upon arriving in Malaysia, coach Ahmed Abdel Qader asked the staff for the players to recover muscle and fitness after a 13-hour flight and move to accommodation.
“The medical equipment has conducted a comprehensive test of the players’ condition, before allowing the players to start training”, Al Ghad reported. In Malaysia, U.23 Jordan is well-planned to strengthen the force when they will turn to play friendly against U.23 Saudi Arabia (December 27) and a top-class Malaysia club on December 30. In previous gatherings, coach Abdel Qader clearly showed his focus on improving the fitness of the players.
According to the local press, with the goal of reaching the top 3 of the 23rd Asia U23 Championship to win tickets for the Olympics next year, Jordan Sports has mobilized the maximum support to create the best conditions for teachers and coaches. Abdel Qader. The only problem with U.23 Jordan is that they will not have the brightest star Musa Al-Taamari will be absent in two matches against North Korea (January 10, 2020) and Vietnam (January 13).
The reason is that the star midfielder was not returned by the APOEL Club (Cyprus) due to the U23 Asian Cup finals 2020 not in the official FIFA tournament schedule, although the Jordan Football Federation (JFA) accepted receive a large fee. Accordingly, the famous Cyprus team only agreed to release Al-Taamari to join U.23 Jordan on January 13, meaning the 22-year-old midfielder can only play in the last match of Group D against UAE (dated January 16, 2020).