Male', MALDIVES - Afghanistan Coach has revealed that the injuries to his players due to the motorcade accident will have a negative impact on his team when they face Palestine in the semifinal of the AFC Challenge Cup 2014.
Mohammad Kargar said that as of now he can assure one player will miss the semifinal due to injury and another 4 players condition can be assured after today's training session.
"(Amongst the injured players) One player is out from the semifinal, 4 players will participate in practice today but we will know later whether we can use them in tomorrow's game"
But later in the prematch news conference Karagr said that 3 players will miss the semifinal match due to injury caused in the accident.
"it will effect our team, we have to use bench players to replace them and it will be difficult to play our normal game"
SAFF Championship winning Coach was not happy with the arrangement of the tournament and "called up AFC not to organize these level of tournament in a country where football cannot be played".
Kargar mainly complained about the transportation and noted that his team lack the chance of playing a match in National Stadium prior to the semifinal of the tournament.
Afghanistan Captain Haaroon said that the accident was a big shock for the team but they don't think about it now and their full concentration is for tomorrow's game.
"It was a big shock for us, it will be difficult to be back to normal in 2 days, but we don't think about the accident now and we concentrate to the semifinal match now"
Afghanistan had met Palestine in the last World Cup Qualification round and first match ended in a 1- 1 draw while later Afghanistan lost their second leg 2 - 0 to Palestine. Skipper Haroon said that scenario is changed now compare to then and he hope that Afghanistan will win tomorrow's game.
"Palestine is a good team, we played in last World Cup Qualification and scored a goal against them, and they have new payers and improved, but we will try to play our normal game and hope we can win the game"