Kochi: Jaseer Karnath will captain the
Kerala team in the 64th Senior National Football championship
for Santosh Trophy at Kolkatta, which began on Thursday.
Announcing the team, Kerala Football Association President,
K M I Mather told reporters that new faces would find a place
in the team-- Sarath K, Anus, Surjith VV, Sarath B T, Johnson
N ,Prince Poulose, Sumesh N and Rakesh K.
Since it was off season, not much practise matches could be
held. However the association was optimistic about a good
performance as West Bengal and Kerala had similar climate, he
Team: Jaseer Karnath (capt), Bijesh Ben A (vice captain).
Goalkeepers: Joby Joseph, Sarath K, Jinesh Thomas.
Backs: Jaseer Karnath, Anus, Justine Stephen, Surjith VV,
Sarath B T, Johnson N, Prince Poulose.
Half Backs: Sakeer MP, Rinil C J, Martin John, Bijesh Ben
A, Sumesh N;
Forwards: Mohammed Aslam A G, Rakesh K, Javed O K, Jacken
Sebastian, Subair KP;
Coach: M M Jacob.
In its first encournter, the Kerala in Group VII will take
on Uttrakhand on July 22. Other teams in the group are: Assam,
Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
The team will leave for Kolkatta on July 18.