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Sunil Chhetri to lead India at AFC Challenge Cup

Sunil Chhetri & Syed Rahim Nabi

Sunil Chhetri & Syed Rahim Nabi

India coach Savio Medeira has named star striker Sunil Chhetri as the captain of the Indian team for the AFC Challenge Cup 2012.

Allrounder Syed Rahim Nabi will be the vice-captain according to Savio. The decision was taken at a team meeting at Kathmandu earlier today.

Savio expressed confidence on the choice and said: “Both Sunil and Nabi are quality players. They have earned the respect of every one, by their team play and leadership quality.”

“Sunil did a good job last December at the SAFF Championship, where he led from the front. Sunil has matured a lot. While Nabi has been one of the consistent performers for India in the recent times and has an experience to Captain at the club level,” he maintained.

“It’s a matter of pride and great responsibility to lead the country in such an important tournament. I feel privileged for such an honour. I would try my best to win the title and qualify for the Asian Cup,” quipped Sunil.

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