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National Coach to Scout for Players from 2013 Afghan Premier League

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National Coach to Scout for Players from 2013 Afghan Premier League

aplAfghanistan’s national football team coach on Saturday said that the best players of the upcoming 2013 Afghan Premier League will be selected to play in next year’s AFC Challenge Cup.

Yousuf Kargar said that with the Afghan Premiere League (APL) due to begin soon, it will help the national football team for next year’s cup.

“The best players of the league will be selected for the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup which will be hosted in 2014 in the Maldives. It will be a good for the national football team,” he said.

Afghanistan qualified for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup last week after winning on points in Group C of the qualifiers played in Laos.

Twenty international teams were placed in five pools of four teams each. Seven teams qualified to play in next year’s Cup to be held in the Maldives city of Malé.

The Afghan team beat both Sri Lanka and Mongolia 1-0 before drawing with host country Laos 1-1, but qualified on overall points.

“If we have more facilities like the other countries teams, we will beat the powerful teams,” said Belal Arezou, the Afghan national football team striker who scored both winning goals in the Sri Lanka and Mongolia matches.

“We need more training and more matches to get more experience to have a good result in the cups,” another team member said.

Eight players from last year’s APL are playing for the national team, six of whom are playing with the national team for the first time.

These six were drawn from the Kandahar, Kabul and Herat APL teams.

The AFC Challenge Cup began in 2006 and is held every two years. (Tolo News)

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