U-14 boys team all set for AFC football fest

New Delhi, May 17: The 22-member Under-14 boys national football team would be leaving Thursday to participate in the AFC U-14 football festival. The festival kicks-off in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 17 and lasts till May 25.

Head coach Sajid Yousuf Dar said, “This is the new beginning for the development of football in India. All the boys and support staff worked tirelessly during the two-month long coaching camp. Hope we would achieve our goal and stand up to the expectations of everyone.”

“The festival would be a turning point for these young talents. It would give them the much desired exposure to graduate their skills,” he added.

He also thanked AIFF national team director Shubhankar Mukherjee and technical director (academies) Scott O’Donell for providing all possible support to successfully conduct the camp.

The coaching camp for 34 players was held in Kalyani, West Bengal, recently and 22 players were selected to represent U-14 Team.

List of the 22 players:

Goalkeepers: Subrata Das, Sam Noronha.

Defenders: M Jayananda Singh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, T Kishan Singh, Prosenjit Chakraborty, Amay Ganesh Ranawade, Amit Tudu, Mohammad Azhar, Schubert Mario D’Costa.

Midfielders: Bodo Baoringdao, Bugde Vineet Vikas, Laishram Loyangamba Singh, Kyntiew Shaphrang Kharlukhi, Aaron Franklin Hermiz, Saravanan Kiran.

Forwards: Sourav Chakraborty, Laishram Bedashwor Singh, Mohammed Hasil, Hoble Kapil Satish, Krishna Pandit, Zonunmawia.

Head Coach: Sajid Yousuf Dar

Assistant Coach-cum-Manager: Tarun Roy

Goalkeeping Coach: Mohamad Yusuf Ansari

Physio: Vishnu Nair.