AIFF Scouting team inspects 33 girl footballers for World Cup Camp

The AIFF scouting team had listed their probables but the names of the footballers will be announced by the selection panel.


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Two AIFF scouting teams led by Vikram Nanivadekar interacted with 33 girls, chosen by AMFA, and witnessed their performance during the National Talent Scouting held at SAI NERC Takyelpat Complex at Imphal West on Tuesday.

The AIFF team was assisted by four members team from AMFA led by S Amutombi Singh, Chairman Technical Committee along with coaches MK Candid Maring, L Ronibala Chanu and S Maniratan Singh as coordinator of the trials. Alex Ambrose, who will be the Assistant Coach for the U-17 FIFA Women World Cup, is the other AIFF member.

AIFF Scouting leader Vikram Nanivadekar said, we are here to pick up fresh talent for our upcoming National Camp in preparation of the U-17 Women World Cup, which was suppose to be held in 2020 in India but deferred due to Covid-19 pandemic. Manipur is key source for talent for our national team so we always look the state as an important destination, he added. 

The AIFF scouting team had listed their probables but the names of the footballers will be announced by the selection panel.

Mentioned may be made that K Melody Chanu, W Usharani Devi, Th Nganthoi Chanu, M Dayabati Devi, S Hempiya Devi, Carolyn LalRomawi, Rk Kalpana Devi, W Thoibi Chanu, Y Anjali Devi, Kh Sanamija Chanu, S Mekola Devi, Kh Sandhiya Devi, H Linda Chanu, Ch Chanchan Devi, Y Julia Devi, Kh Rebina Chanu, I Gharani Devi, Th Sanjita Devi, P Mira Devi, L Bijeya Chanu, Silky Nong, Ng Pinku Devi, N Sibani Devi, Ipham Romina Begum, Vasty Kiphoineng Haokip, L Shelia Devi, O Babita Devi, M Ambika Devi, Rosy Thanga, Kimte Langel and Th Langlen Devi are on the trial list.

Earlier, the AIFF had picked six girls for the World Cup preparation. The girl footballers paraded on Tuesday were born in 2006, which may suggest that some of the girl picked earlier might have excedded the age limit for the World Cup.  

First Published:Jan. 6, 2021, 12:16 a.m.

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