17 members have been shortlisted for the Indian Junior Football team(U-19) squad, which will be participating in the FAM-FRENZ Asia Champions Trophy 2015 as per a press release from AIFF. The Championship kicked-off earlier this month on August 05, 2015.
Tough Matches Coming up for Indian Junior Football team
The Indian colts have been clubbed in Group A alongside Frenz United A, Felda United FC (both from Malaysia) and Chonburi FC (Thailand). The teams in the Group will play on a home and away basis and top two teams from the Group Stage will progress into the Knock-out Stages.
The Indian contingent will clash swords against Felda United FC in their first game, which is slated to kick-off on August 19, 2015 at the Hand Tuah Stadium, away from home in Malaysia.
Head Coach of the Indian U-19 National Team Lee Johnson said,
“It is important for any player to play games in a competitive environment, as a competitive environment is an integral part of any player’s development.These competitions provide the experience needed in order to develop as a Player”, added the former Chelsea Academy Coach.
Indian Junior Football Team Lineup
The 17 member squad is as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Sukhdev Patil, Haokip Jedidi
DEFENDERS: Nishu Kumar, Amey Ranawade, Kapil Boro, Mohd. Sajid Dhot, Lalthakima, Nuruddin
MIDFIELDERS: Suman Sarkar, Malsawmzuala, Bidyananda Singh, Vinit Rai, Loken Moirangthem.
FORWARDS: Milan Basumatary, Ashique Kuruniyan, Lalrinzuala Chhangte, Mawihmingthanga
HEAD COACH: Lee Johnson
Fixture List :
August 19: Felda United FC v AIFF India
August 26: Chonburi FC v AIFF India
September 02: AIFF India v Felda United FC
September 23: AIFF India v Frenz United A
October 14: AIFF India v Chonburi FC
October 22: Frenz United A v AIFF India
As per an AIFF Report.