Koevermans names fooball squad for AFC Challenge Cup

Last Updated: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 14:10 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) National football coach Wim Koevermans Sunday named the final list of 23 for the AFC Challenge Cup 2014 (Qualifiers) which kicks off in Yangon March 2.

India, who have been clubbed with hosts Myanmar, Chinese Taipei and Guam in Group A, play Chinese Taipei in the first match on the opening day.

The squad would leave Mumbai Monday evening and reach Yangon the next morning.

The four Churchill Brothers players - Sandip Nandy, Denzil Franco, Lenny Rodrigues and Sunil Chhetri - who would be doing duty for their club in the AFC Cup, would be joining the rest of squad Feb 27.

Two East Bengal players - Raju Gaikwad and Robin Singh - would be joining the squad in Yangon Feb 28.

The 23-member list is:

Goalkeepers: Subrata Paul (Prayag United), Sandip Nandy (Churchill Brothers), Karanjit Singh (Salgaocar SC)

Defenders: Nirmal Chhetri, Syed Rahim Nabi (both from Mohun Bagan), Denzil Franco (Churchill Brothers), Gouramangi Singh (Prayag United), Rowilson Rodrigues (Dempo SC), Shouvik Ghosh (Pailan Arrows), Raju Gaikwad (East Bengal), Gurjinder Singh (Pune FC)

Midfielders: Lenny Rodrigues (Churchill Brothers), Lalkamal Bhowmick, C.K. Vineet (both from Prayag United), Arata Izumi (Pune FC), Mehtab Hossain (East Bengal), Francisco Fernandes (Salgaocar SC), Alwyn George (Pailan Arrows), Jewel Raja Shaikh (Mohun Bagan), Clifford Miranda (Dempo SC)

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri (Churchill Brothers), Robin Singh (East Bengal), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Pune FC).

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