Maharashtra State Men’s Football Team for the West Zone Qualifiers.

Santosh Trophy

Maharashtra will face Gujarat and Rajasthan in the Qualifying round of the 71st Santosh Trophy tournament.

After gruelling trials and training at Cooperage Football Stadium, the team has finally been declared. The team boasts of young talent blended with experience.

The team is as follows:

Ashwin Ahire, Floyd Dharmai, Mrunal Tandel, Aaron D’costa, Harshad Meher, Abhishek Ambekar, Shravan Shetty, Dion Menezes, Leander Dharmai, Vinil Poojary, Astle Pereira (Mumbai), Rahul Das, Vaibhav Shirley, Sebin Varghese, Abdulla Ansari, Sumit Gawande, Faizan Akhtar(Nagpur), Vikas Zanje, Rahul Kadlag (Pune) & Kiran Pandhare (Solapur).

Floyd Dharmai will be leading the team & Abhishek Ambekar will be his deputy.

The Head Coach of the team is AFC A License holder Mr Godfred Pereira accompanied by Manager Eugene Norbert & Physiotherapist Pushkar Ganoo.

The West Zone Qualifying round of the 71st National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy is to be held at Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh from 3rd to 8th January 2017.

Matches will be played on a single leg league basis and the top teams from each group will qualify for the Final round of the Championship.


Match Schedule:

Date Team A Vs. Team B Venue
04-01-2017 Maharashtra Vs Rajasthan Siliguri, Madhya Pradesh
08-01-2017 Gujarat Vs Maharashtra Siliguri, Madhya Pradesh