Monday, January 12, 2015

Xavier to lead Karnataka in Santosh Trophy qualifiers

Ekalavya awardee and HAL legend Xavier Vijaykumar will lead the state team for the 69th Santosh Trophy south zone qualifiers. Assisting Xavier will be former junior international Chethan Kumar. Matches will be played at the MDSC Stadium, Manjeri, Malappuram, Kerala. 

Karnataka is placed in Group A along with host Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. The other group comprises of Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, and Services.  

Team
  • GoalKeeper: SMD Razak (RBI), MP Thomas (Dharwad)
  • Defender: KB Nikhil Das (CIL), Prem Kumar (Income Tax), BV Chetan Kumar (Vice-Captain - Income Tax), Vivekananda (CIL), R Viiay (CIL)
  • Midfielder: Xavier Vijay Kumar (Captain - Students Union), Prakash B (CIL), R Manivannan (South United), M Lokesh (Income Tax), P A Anup Theres Raj (Student Union), M Sunil Kumar (South United), Deepan P (Students Union), Shahzad KI (Mangalore)
  • Forward: K Gopi (Student Union), K Kaviarasan (ADE), P Pradeep Kumar (CIL), V Vinoth Kumar (RBI), Vinu K Vargese (Mangalore) 
    Coach: JL Andrew 
    GK coach: Shyam Shahi Manager: ST Bhoopal Chief de mission: SA Basheer