23 players have been selected for the Indian Women’s National Team for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Qualifiers, slated to kick-off from April 3, 2017 in DPR Korea, after a preparatory Camp took place in Goa from March 1, 2017 and is scheduled to conclude on March 30, 2017.
India has been drawn in Group B alongside hosts DPR Korea, Korea Republic, Hong Kong and Uzbekistan. The Indian Women will clash swords against hosts DPR Korea in their first match of the qualifying campaign on April 3 before facing Korea Republic on April 5, Uzbekistan, and Hong Kong on April 7 and April 11 respectively.
“Our main objective from this campaign is to ensure our competitiveness. We have been drawn in a very tough group and we look to give every team we face a fight,” said Sajid Dar, Head Coach of the Indian Women’s Team.
“We rely on the spirit of unity and togetherness to achieve our target. We will give it our all on the pitch”, he added.
INDIA WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM SQUAD
Panthoi Chanu, Vijaya Kumar Vinitha, Roshini Devi
Ashalata Devi, Radharani Devi, Manisa Panna, Umapati Devi, Sweety Devi, Dalima Chhibber, Poonam Sharma
Premi Devi, Indumathi, Sangita Basfore, Ngoubi Devi, Lochana Munda, Ratanbala Devi, Michel Castanha, Sasmita Malik,
Bala Devi, Sanju, Anju Tamang, Kashmina, Dangmei Grace
Sajid Dar (Head Coach)
April 3: DPR Korea vs India
April 5: India vs Korea Republic
April 7: Uzbekistan vs India
April 11: India vs Hong Kong
(Report & Photo courtesy: AIFF Media)