AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: 17 members have been shortlisted for the Indian U-19 National Team squad, which will be participating in the FAM-FRENZ Asia Champions Trophy 2015. The Championship kicked-off earlier this month on August 05, 2015.
The Indian colts have been clubbed in Group A alongside Frenz United A, Felda United FC (both Malaysia) and Chonburi FC (Thailand).
The Teams in the Group will play on a home and away basis and top two finishing 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.
Expressing his content with the exposure that the Asia Champions Trophy will provide, Head Coach of the Indian U-19 National Team Lee Johnson spoke exclusively to www.the-aiff.com and 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.
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
The fixture list for the Indian Colts is as follows:
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