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SAFF U-16 Championship: India announce 23-member squad

Published at :August 27, 2023 at 1:56 PM
Modified at :January 13, 2024 at 6:26 PM
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The SAFF U-16 Championship will commence from September 1.

Indian U-16 Men’s Team head coach Ishfaq Ahmed named a 23-member squad for the SAFF U-16 Championship to be played in Thimphu, Bhutan from September 1-10, 2023.

The Blue Colts are placed in Group A of the tournament alongside Nepal and Bangladesh. Hosts Bhutan, Maldives, and Pakistan make up Group B. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the semi-finals.

The training camp began in Srinagar in July with over 50 probables picked up after extensive scouting in five zones across the country – East, West, North, South, and North-east. The final list of 23 was chosen by Ahmed after over a month of training in Srinagar.

India’s squad for the SAFF U-16 Championship 2023:

Goalkeepers: Rohit, Aheibam Suraj Singh, Arush Hari.

Defenders: Ngariyambam Abhijit, Mohammed Kaif, Yaipharemba Chingakham, Usham Thoungamba, Vumlenlal Hangshing, Chingtham Renin Singh, Karish Soram.

Midfielders: Newton Singh, Kangujam Yoihenba Meitei, Levis Zangminlun, Bobby Singh, Abdul Salha, Ngamgouhou Mate, Vishal Yadav, Manbhakupar Malngiang, Md Arbash.

Forwards: Ningthoukhongjam Rishi Singh, Ahongshangbam Samson, Lairenjam Bharat, Airborlang Kharthangmaw.

Coach: Ishfaq Ahmed.

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