Jordan’s preparations for the upcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup and World Cup Qualifiers continues, as the team travels to The United States, for a training camp in the city of Orlando, Florida.
The Training Camp will include three friendly matches against Florida Tech Panthers on August 18, an encounter with Southeastern University on August 21, while the camp will conclude with a match against Orlando City’s Development Academy on August 24.
Head Coach Micheal Dickey talked about the importance of the United States Camp by saying: “We have to get used to the level of intensity which we will most probably face at the Asian Cup next April. It’s also good to see how the girls will react to different situations and match turnarounds.”
Dickey added: “We’ll give a chance for new players during this camp, some of the girls that couldn’t make it to the Europe Training Camp. We’ll also keep on looking for Jordanian players all around the world in order to reinforce our squad. Therefore, every player that’s eligible to play for our National Team will remain in our plan. We want as many players as there can be in our pool.”
“Seeing the girls apply what we have been working on in our trainings during matches, was pleasant to witness in our recent matches. I’m looking forward to see them apply that more consistently in our upcoming training camp.” He concluded.
Dickey announced a 24-player squad list, which will be traveling to the U.S. with the return of Hannah Kousheh, who participated at the AFC Qualifiers earlier in April, 2017. As well as Sarah Abu Sabbah, who scored Jordan’s historic goal at the U17 Women’s World Cup 2016. Malak Shuman and Samea Al Jundi, both who live in The States will be joining the team for the first time.
Jordan’s squad for the U.S. Training Camp consists of the following:
Goalkeepers: Malak Shannak, Shireen Al Shalabi, Salma Ghazal
Defenders: Ayah Al Majali, Yasmeen Khair, Haya Khalil, Anfal Al Soufy, Rouzbahan Fraij, Samea Al Jundi, Lana Feras
Midfielders: Stephanie Al Naber ©, Enshirah Al Hiasat, Mai Sweilem, Hiba Fakhreddin, Tasneem Abu Rob, Malak Shuman
Forwards: Maysa Jabarah, Shahnaz Jibreen, Abeer Al Nahar, Razan Al Zagha, Sarah Abu Sabbah, Hannah Kousheh, Luna Al Momani, Deanna Soboh
The National Team staff is lead by head coach Micheal Dickey, in addition to assistant coach Jorge Cruz, assistant coach Maher Abu Hantash, team manager Sawsan Al Hasaseen, fitness coach Shannon Grady, media officer Yanal Malkosh, physiotherapists Lana Jordan and Sondos Al Masri, and kitman Maher Abdelhadi.