The Indian football extravaganza is just a month away. Most teams have already begun their respective training camps in different countries, while some have done their major training in India and now shall move elsewhere to gain much needed play time to check the efficiency of their strategies for the club this season.
In the midst of the preparations, the players have thrust under some more pressure with the announcement of FIFA Ambassador Pele’s visit to the country during the league. And, if rumours are true, Pele is likely to sit out the Kolkata vs Kerala match on the 13th October in Kolkata before he goes to Delhi to attend the Subroto Cup final.
West Brom striker joins Delhi Dynamos
Pakistan origin player, Adil Nabi has emerged as a favourite for the West Brom supporters. He scored 12 goals for the youth team, including a hat-trick against Aston Villa and a brace against Arsenal.
“I did not really have to think about it for too long. The idea appealed to me the moment it was proposed. I spoke to my parents and to people at the club and everyone thought it was an exciting idea.”
“I can’t wait. It is going to be an amazing experience. Some of the players who are now going to India are the biggest names in world football and working under a legend like Roberto Carlos is a chance not to be missed. I have spoken to the gaffer (Tony Pulis) and he agrees that it can be a great development opportunity for me. To go out, away from all my home comforts, and experience life and different football,” said Adil Nabi.
FC Goa will travel to Dubai for Indian Super League preparations
The Goan team is set to play three friendlies during their tour to Dubai. They kick start their tour against Al Khaleej on 11th September, followed by Al Shabab FC and Al Jazira club.