Football Association of Odisha (FAO) has announced a 20-member State team to participate in the 69th national Football Championship for Santosh Trophy-2015 (East Zone Qualifying Round) to be held at JRD Sports Complex, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand from January 15 to 20. Sk Zahid would lead the team as captain. Akshya Das, Ashok Panda and Shuvendu Panda would accompany the team as coach, goalkeeper coach and manager respectively.
Odisha would meet Sikkim, Chhattishgarh and Railways on January 16,18 and 20 respectively.
Sk. Kamaluddin (Cuttack), Laxman Murmu (Mayurbhanj), U.Shyam Sunder Reddy (Cuttack), Sk. Zahid (Cuttack), Sk. Shahabaaz Alam (Rourkela), Sk Rohit (Cuttack), Rudra Prasad Pradhan (Sports Hostel), Janmo Xess (Rourkela), Mukesh Kumar Bhoi (Baragarh), Sk. Mustakim (Railway), Mohasin Khan (Cuttack), Surendra Soren (Sports Hostel), Sunil Marndi (Angul), Antarjami Naik (Angul), Sankho Marandi (Bhubaneswar), Md Meraj Khalid Danish (Jajpur), Ramdas Hansdah (Odisha Police), Sk. Juber (Cuttack), Ranjit Kerketta (Rourkela), Mohammad Imtiaz (Cuttack).