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Hero Intercontinental Cup – Chinese Taipei, Kenya & New Zealand squads

Hero Intercontinental Cup

The Hero Intercontinental Cup 2018 will kick-off at the Mumbai Football Arena tomorrow. Hosts India, Chinese Taipei, Kenya and New Zealand will compete in the four-nation tournament organized by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as part of Team India’s preparation for AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.

The four teams will clash in a single round-robin league, while the league winners and runners-up would advance to the final to be played on June 10.

Let’s have a look at the squads of the three visiting teams for the inaugural Hero Intercontinental Cup…


Chinese Taipei

Goalkeepers
1 Pan Wen-chieh (Tainan City), 18 Chiu Yu-hung (Taipower), 23 Tsai Shuo-che (Hasus TSU)

Defenders
2 Wang Geon-myeong (Cheongju City), 3 Chen Ting-yang (Hasus TSU), 4 Hung Tzu-kuei (Hasus TSU), 6 Chen Wei-chuan (Tatung), 12 Chen Sheng-wei (Hasus TSU), 16 Cheng Hao (Hasus TSU), 17 Tu Shao-chieh (Ming Chuan University, KOR), 22 Chen Hung-wei (Hasus TSU)

Midfielders
5 Wang Ruei (Hasus TSU), 8 Wu Yen-shu (Hualien High School FC), 11 Will Donkin (Crystal Palace, ENG), 13 Lin Chang-lun (Taipower), 14 Chen Chao-an (Hunan Billows, CHN), 15 Chen Yi-wei (Taipower), 21 Chao Ming-xiu (Hasus TSU)

Forwards
9 Li Mao (Hasus TSU), 7 Wei Mao-ting (Hang Yuen), 10 Chen Hao-wei (Beijing Enterprises, CHN), 19 Chen Ching-hsuan (Hang Yuen), 20 Onur Dogan (Tatung)

Officials
Gary White (Head Coach)


Kenya

Goalkeepers
Timothy Odhiambo (Ulinzi Stars), Patrick Matasi (Posta Rangers), Bryne Omondi (Tusker FC)

Defenders
Jockins Atudo (Posta Rangers), Musa Mohammed (Un-attached), Michael Kibwage (AFC Leopards), Bernard Ochieng (Vihiga United), Dennis Odhiambo (Thika United), Johnstone Omurwa (Mathare United), Bolton Omwenga (Kariobangi Sharks), Erick Ouma (KF Tirana, ALB)

Midfielders
Kenneth Muguna (KF Tirana, ALB), Vincent Wasambo (Kariobangi Sharks), Patillah Omotto (Kariobangi Sharks), Chrispin Oduor (Mathare United), Clifton Miheso (Buildcon FC, ZAM), Duncan Otieno (AFC Leopards)

Forwards
Ovella Ochieng (Kariobangi Sharks), Timothy Otieno (Tusker FC), John Makwatta (Buildcon FC, ZAM), Pistone Mutamba (Wazito FC)

Officials
Sébastien Migné (Head Coach)


New Zealand

Goalkeepers
Max Crocombe (Salford City, ENG), Michael Woud (Sunderland, ENG), Nik Tzanev (AFC Wimbledon, England)

Defenders
Nikko Boxall (Viborg FF, DEN), Adam Mitchell (Bolton Wanderers, ENG), Sam Brotherton (Sunderland, ENG), Thomas Doyle (Wellington Phoenix), Dane Ingham (Brisbane Roar, AUS), Te Atawhai Hudson Wihongi (Onehunga Sports), Justin Gulley (Stop Out), Liberato Cacace (Wellington Phoenix)

Midfielders
Matt Ridenton (Newcastle Jets, AUS), Sarpreet Singh (Wellington Phoenix), Henry Cameron (Limerick, IRL), Cameron Howieson (Three Kings United), Clayton Lewis (Scunthorpe United, ENG), Tim Payne (Eastern Suburbs), Alex Rufer (Wellington Phoenix), Andre De Jong (Hakoah, AUS), Moses Dyer (Manukau United), Jai Ingham (Melbourne Victory, AUS)

Forwards
Noah Billingsley (Santa Barbara University, USA), Myer Bevan (Husqvarna FF, SWE)

On standby
Cameron Brown, Niko Kirwan, Jack Henry Sinclair, Owen Parker Price, Callum McCowatt, Monty Patterson, Jake Porter, James McGarry, Logan Rogerson

Officials
Fritz Schmid (Head Coach), Des Buckingham (Assistant Coach), Jose Figueira (Assistant Coach), Roger Spry (Assistant Coach), Mark Oates (Goalkeeping Coach), Tom Reynolds (Doctor), Facundo Ramirez (Strength & Conditioning), Dong-Hyun Roh (Analyst), Seamus Marten (Manager), Roland Jeffrey (Lead Physiotherapist), Adam Crump (Physiotherapist), Chris Wardle (Kit Manager), Peter Thornton (Media Manager)