A 20-member strong Goa U-15 Girls State Team for the AIFF Sub-Junior National Football Championship left for Cuttack, Odisha yesterday. The team was seen off by Juliana Gurjao e Colaco, Chairwoman, Women’s Football Sub-Committee, Goa Football Association (GFA).
The team is coached by AFC B-License Coach Juliet Miranda and managed by Dakshata Shirodkar.
The tournament will see a total of 24 teams from across the country divided into eight groups. Goa are drawn with Haryana and Chhattisgarh. Goa play their first match on May 9 against Chhattisgarh and then play Haryana on May 13.
The team has been bolstered by the addition of three Indian junior internationals who represented the country in the AFC U-14 Girl’s Regional Championship in Nepal in April 2015.
GOA GIRLS U-15 STATE TEAM – SQUAD
Ashika Gadekar, Mayflower Colaco
Wendy Dias, Flavina Rodrigues, Valfiya Pires, Saina, Shivolker, Apurva Vaingankar, Etelvina Fernandes, Khushboo Saundatikar
Beverly Cardoso, Laveena Pires, Arpita Pednekar, Fevina Costa, Divya Tuyenkar, Joizima Fernandes
Somaaya Mukundan, Sushmita Jadhav, Tercy Pinto, Namita Govekar