Monday, February 4, 2013

67th Santosh Trophy - 2013: Chethan Kumar to captain Karnataka

Former U-19 India international and Postal player Chethan Kumar has been given the captain’s armband for the 67th Santosh Trophy. 

Karnataka is grouped in Cluster B and they’ll start their campaign in Kollam, Kerala, from Sunday, February 10, 2013.

Chethan had a stint with BDFA XI, when under his captaincy BDFA XI successfully defended the Don Bosco-Fr. McFerran Trophy at Chennai.

The team comprises of players from Super Division teams plus few district players from Mangalore, Mysore, and Shimoga.

The timing of Santosh Trophy suits the Bangalore-based players, they are in competitive mood as the BDFA Super Division League concluded recently.

Taking a cue from last year's fiasco, KSFA is playing safe this time. They are reaching the match venue much ahead of time. While distributing the team colors, KSFA president, A R Khaleel informed, “Team leaving four days early to acclimatize to the local atmosphere, playing conditions and to get a good account of the ground condition.”


Goalkeeper: Sharath Narayana (MEG), Harpreet Singh (South United)

Defense: Chethan Kurnar BV (Captain- Postal), Pradip BV (K S Police), Jai Kurnar (HAL), Edwin Goshula (South United), Jayant Rai Bhanshi (South United), B Ramesh (HAL), Tiken Singh (BEML-KGF),

Midfield: Vignesh.G (South United), Amoes.T (South United), Lokesh M (ADE), B Prakash (HAL), Srinath.R (Police), ArunKumar (Police), Ramu V (MEG),

Forward: Gopi (South United), Vinoth V (HAL), Stephen (South United), Rajesh S (BEML-KGF), Cyril A (Shimoga), Abhilash MS (Mysore)

Standbve: Thomas (Student Union), Shahzad (Mangalore), Pradeep (CIL), Santosh (ADE), Kiran (ADE), Patrik Dev (Mandaya)


Manager - S Krishnaji Rao
Coach - Thomas Joseph
Asst coach (GK) - SS Shahi
Coach - C Ravi Kumar
Doctor - Syed Sohail Hasan

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