Women's Football
Gokulam Kerala FC to begin AFC campaign against Amman SC
06 Nov 2021

AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: Gokulam Kerala FC face Jordan league champions Amman SC in the opening match of AFC Women’s Club Championship in Aqaba (Jordan) on Sunday (November 7, 2021). The match will kick-off at IST 10pm (7pm Jordanian time) and will be telecast live on Jordan FA Youtube page.

This is the first time an Indian women’s club is playing in a Continental Championship. The Malabarians have sent a strong contingent of five foreigners, and ten national team players. The team is coached by Priya PV, the current assistant coach of the Indian Senior Women’s National Team.

“In India, women’s football is growing exponentially. If we can win the Championship, it will be a huge boost for our women footballers in the country. We have a good, strong squad, and aim nothing short of a title,” said Priya.

“We have no idea about the playing style of the Indian team. So we will stick on to our style of play. Being the hosts, our players will put all efforts to win the first match, and kick-off our campaign in style,” said Amman SC Head Coach Khalid Nimar.

Amman SC, who has recently won the Jordanian league will be spearheaded by captain and striker Jbarah -- the most prolific scorer with 113 goals in 110 appearances.

Meanwhile, Gokulam Kerala FC have recruited two strikers – Elshaddai Acheampong from Ghana, and Karen Stefanny Paez from Colombia. Myanmar Winger/Forward Win Theingi Tun will also represent Gokulam, along with Puerto Rican midfielder Adriana Tirado, and Ghana defender Susan Ama Duah. 

The team is also bolstered with Indian National team players -- Dangmei Grace, Aditi Chauhan, Dalima Chhibber, Manisha Kalyan, Ranjana Chanu and Soumya.

KICK-OFF TIME & DATE: Gokulam Kerala FC vs Amman SC – IST 10.30pm (November 7, 2021).

(Source – Press release from GKFC media team).

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