Eight players from u22 trials gets national team call

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National team coach Stephen Constantine has selected eight players from U22 selection trials which were conducted by All India Football Federation in Mumbai.

The trials were conducted in the light of adding talented players for U22 squad for the forth coming U-22 AFC qualifiers, which is due to be held in July 2017.

AIFF’s scouting team headed by Abhishek yadav has selected players from different tournaments held in the country ranging from inter-university championships, inter-college tournaments, the Santosh Trophy and the 2nd division League. 40 players who had outperformed in these tournaments were called up for the trials.

Speaking about the trials, Constantine said;

”I have always been looking for players. India is a vast country and I believe there is plenty of talent lying all over which we need to discover. Hence, the scouting team employed by AIFF tapped all untapped tournaments and leagues to select players for us.”

The list of the 8 players who were selected are as follows:

GOALKEEPER: Satyajit Bordoloi (selected from inter-university championship).

DEFENDERS: Davinder Singh (selected from inter-university championship), Umesh Perambra (selected from inter-college championship), Assumption Soares (selected from Goa’s Santosh Trophy Team).

MIDFILELDERS: Jishnu Balachandran and Asharudeen (both selected from Kerala’s Santosh Trophy Team), Enester Malngiang (selected from Meghalaya’s Santosh trophy Team).

FORWARD: Manvir Singh (selected from West Bengal’s Santosh Trophy Team).