After the tournament in Croatia and friendly matches against Serbia in Zenica, this is the third gathering of the youngest national team in the last month.
“Young Dragons” will play two friendly matches against Montenegro in Trebinje at the Leotar Stadium in Police on Tuesday, 25th May, at 17:00 h and on Thursday, 27th May at 11:00 h.
The head coach Igor Janković invited the following players for these matches: Adel Duškaj (Željezničar), Emir Dugić (Željezničar), Dženan Šabić (Željezničar), Filip Taraba (Željezničar), Đorđe Burnjaković (Sloboda), Ajdin Beganović (Sloboda), Darije Markočević (Borac), Ivano Gojsilović (Široki Brijeg), Marko Begić (Zrinjski), Andrej Subotić (Kozara), Marko Brekalo (Široki Brijeg), Muhamed Smajić (Sloboda), Benjamin Babić (Željezničar), Harun Sadžak (Željezničar), Nidal Čelik (Sarajevo), Nedim Keranović (Sarajevo), Rijad Kasumović (Tuzla City), Adrian-Manuel Perić (Zrinjski), Andrej Mićić (Borac), Zlatan Zeničanin (Željezničar), Minja Tatić (Borac), Faris Mehić (Sarajevo), Eldar Mehić (Velež).
Janković says about this national team campaign:
“"In a month, as long as I am a head coach, this is our third gathering. First, we had a strong tournament in Croatia where we played really well. After that, we played with Serbia, where our team confirmed its quality and showed that it has a bright future ahead. I think that for the first time, the national team of this age managed not to lose to Serbia, which works seriously and with quality with the younger categories. In the matches with Montenegro, we will have that final filter, after which we will direct the best players towards the U-17 national team. We will use this stay in Trebinje to play as well as possible and to prepare as well as possible for a quality opponent, and I hope we will achieve a good result.”
Along with Janković, the technical staff also includes assistants: Amir Japaur, Zlatko Čondić, Muhamed Berberović and Adis Obad, and a goalkeeper coach Milorad Ilišković.
The pioneers will train on Monday and Wednesday in two terms, and on Monday they will be joined in the “City of the Sun” by the Montenegrin national team.
This is the third time this month that Trebinje and the “City of the Sun” host the younger national teams of Bosnia and Herzegovina, because before the “pioneers” in Trebinje, the U-19 national team, led by Ivica Barbarić, and the U-17 national team of Nermin Šabić were being prepared. After the pioneers, the women’s U-19 national team will also gather in Trebinje on 29th May.