The U-16 national football team coach has expressed hope that the team will do well in the UEFA Assist Development Tournament.
Mohamed ‘Nizambe’ Nizam noted that the team has improved vastly since the AFC U-16 Qualifiers and the UEFA Four Nations friendly tournament held in Qatar last month, and expressed hope that it will do well in the upcoming tournament.
Noting that there are new players in the current squad, Nizam said that they all are prepared for the UEFA Assist Development Tournament.
The four nations competing in the U-16 level are Maldives, Bangladesh, Faroe Islands and Cambodia.
Nizam said that the biggest challenge for the Maldivian team will be Faroe Islands, adding that this team “is very organized, and very strong.”
However, he said that the team is not stronger than the Latvian team, whom the Maldivian team played against at the UEFA Four Nations Tournament held in Addu City. He added that the Maldivian team had put up a good fight against the Latvian team.
UEFA Assist Development Tournament will be held from 16-20 October, in Bangladesh.
Maldives first match will be against Faroe Islands, on October 16.