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AIFF calls camp in Goa from December 1 for Indian women’s football team

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New Delhi: India’s women’s senior football team will assemble for a national camp in Goa on December 1.

It will be the first time the team will come together after the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thirty players have been summoned by head coach Maymol Rocky for the camp, aimed to kickstart preparations for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022, to be hosted in India.

A detailed Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been prepared for the resumption of the team training, which lays down numerous COVID-19 protocols and guidelines in an exhaustive manner.

AIFF’s director of national teams Abhishek Yadav said the team is eager to return to the field.

“The last few months have been unprecedented but we are taking cautious steps to take Indian Football forward together. The AFC Women’s Asian Cup is in sight and we have to be at the top of our preparations by the time the tournament kicks off,” he said

The list of players selected for the camp is as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Aditi Chauhan, Elangbam Panthoi Chanu, Maibam Linthoingambi Devi, Narayanasamy Sowmiya.

DEFENDERS: Asem Roja Devi, Jabamani Tudu, Loitongbam Ashalata Devi, Ngangbam Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Sorokhaibam Ranjana Chanu, Michel Margaret Castanha, Wangkhem Linthoingambi Devi, Pakpi Devi Yumlembam.

MIDFIELDERS: Grace Hauhnar Lalrampari, Manisha, Nongmaithem Ratanbala Devi, Sangita Basfore, Karthika Angamuthu, Sumithra Kamaraj, Kashmina, Pyari Xaxa.

FORWARDS: Jyoti, Anju Tamang, Dangmei Grace, Karishma Purushottam Shirvoikar, Sandhiya Ranganathan, Renu, Jyoti, Soumya Guguloth, Heigrujam Daya Devi.

HEAD COACH: Maymol Rocky.

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