Monday, February 8, 2016

Pondey to captain Karnataka in Santosh Trophy

Ozone medio Arun Pondey will lead the state in the 70th Santosh Trophy, the senior National football championship. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai is hosting the South Zone qualifiers, all the matches will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai. Karnataka is playing Andhra Pradesh in their first match on Wednesday, February 10. 

Eight teams are divided in 2 groups. Group A consists of Karnataka, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, and Services and Group B consists of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telengana, and Andaman & Nicobar

Karnataka will be playing their other matches on February 12 and 14 against Pondicherry and Services respectively. 

The team comprise mainly players from BDFA Super Division team Ozone FC Bengaluru, South United, and CIL


Goalkeepers
Jayanth Kumar (Ozone), T. Kabir (South United), Dilipan V (CIL)

Defenders 
Sunil Kumar M (South United), Vivekananda S (Ozone), Neela Lohith. TS (South United), Kumar.A.D (Income Tax), Vijay.R (CIL), Akshay (Mangalore), Naveen Kumar.S (Ozone)

Midfielders 
Prakas.B (CIL), Arun Pondey.K (C) (Ozone), Don Bosco (Ozone), Solaimalai.N (South United), Ravi (Mysore), Lokesh (Income Tax)

Forwards  
Pravruth.BH (South United), Subash.R (South United), KarthiK.G (Ozone), Anto Xavier (Ozone), Manivannan (South United), Gowri Shankar K.C (DYES), Sanju Kumar .S (Ozone), Vinoth Kumar (RBI) 

Officials

  • D. Manivannan - Coach
  • J.L. Andrew - Coach
  • S.T.Bhoopal - Manager
  • C.Ravi Kumar- Technical Director