Midfielder Favad from Malappuram will lead Kerala’s charge at the U-14 National Championships. The championship will start on November 10th at Kalyani in West Bengal.
Kerala team for the championship is as follows :
Goal Keepers : Muhammed Shahad A (Kannur), Shahad Sachin A Suresh, T V Alkeshraj (Thrissur)
Defenders : Abdul Haseeb K P, Ajin Tom, Jidhu K Roby (all Kozhikode), Akshay K J (Kottayam), Josefin Jose (Thrissur), T. Nakul (Malappuram)
Midfielders : Muhammed Inayath (Kozhikode), Favad (Captain, Malappuram), Arjun V, Kent Joseph Masuda (All Ernakulam), Roshan V Gigi (Thrissur), Alex Saji (Wayanad)
Forwards : Rahul K P (Thrissur), Mohammed Ihsal (Malappuram), Muahmmed Nawas Khan (Kozhikode), S S Adarsh (Ernakulam), Rohit M (Kannur)
Kerala’s Cluster V Matches :
Kerala is grouped in Cluster V along with Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Sikkim.
Sports Education and Promotion Trust (SEPT) :
SEPT is a football trust based in Kozhikode who has been moulding young players for some years now. With 16 of the kids representing Kerala U-14 team coming from SEPT centers across the state, this Kerala team is also testimony of SEPT’s success in grooming young footballers. Here is an article about SEPT’s resounding success.