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Rahul to lead Kerala squad in Santhosh Trophy Tournament

Posted on Feb 18, 05:19AM | UNI

Kochi, Feb 17 : Kerala police player P Rahul will lead the 23-member squad for Kerala in the 67th Edition of the Santhosh Trophy Football tournament.

Announcing this at a news conference here, Kerala Football President K AM Mather said 12 players, who played in the last edition of the Santhosh Trophy had found place in the list, while three other members would be new faces, and the remaining players had played Santhosh Trophy in 2011.

Stating that the team would be balanced with young players with an average of 22 years, he said that the maximum number of severn players were from State Bank of Travancore, while three players would be from Kerala State Electricity Board.

Sherin Sam would be the youngest among the players, he said, adding the maximum number of five players were belonged from Kozhikode followed by four from Kollam and three players from Malappuram found a place in the team.

The final squad was selected from the 27-member team selected for the camp, he added. Team:

Jean Christian, Naseeb P K and Sreeju S (GK), Sarath B T, Johnson, Sherin Sam, Surjith V V, Sajith T, Rino Anto, Abdul Basith (Defenders), Rakesh K, Rahul P, Shibinlal, Sumesh N, Vineeth Antony, Ahamed Mallik (midfielders)Kannan R, Usman P, Nasarudheen and Saleel k (Forwards), Noushad, Abhishek, ] N Joshy (Captain) and Midhun Wilwet (Reserves).

M M Jaccob (coach), P J Rajeev (asst. Coach), M Sreedharan (Technical Director), Thomas (Physio) and George (manager).