Saturday, January 28, 2017

Bengaluru FC academy lads to play in BDFA Super Division

Bengaluru FC Media

A Bengaluru FC side comprising mainly academy players will take on ASC in their opening match of the 2017 BDFA Super Division League, at the Bengaluru Football Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Sunday. 

The John Kila-coached side is set to be joined by first team youngsters Salam Ranjan Singh and Seiminlen Doungel, who will look to get some game time ahead of their return to the senior team.

Asked about his thoughts on the BDFA Super Division, Kila mentioned that the competition gives his young side a chance to play competitive games ahead of the U18 I-League.

“It’s a very good idea for the U-18 boys to play in this League. They can prepare themselves for the U-18 I-League final round and it is also a way to measure their progress as most of the opposition consists senior players. That is the next step for them in their bid to prove that they are worthy of playing in the first team,” Kila said.

Asked about his objectives from the League, Kila said that the U18s will look to take the chance to play with first team players Doungel and Ranjan, who will better the performances of the youngsters ahead of the U18 I-League.

“These boys will be looking forward to playing alongside some of the senior players, who are returning from injury. We will need those players, because it helps in the development of players. We know the League is not going to be easy for us, but it’s an opportunity to do well and increase our levels of performance,” he added.

The game kicks off at 3.15 pm.