Indian U-16 boys tour Malaysia for exposure trip

The Indian U-16 squad, coached by Shuvendu Panda reached Malaysia yesterday. The Blue Colts are set to play against AMD U16/17. The matches are going to take place on 29th August, 31st August, 2nd September and 5th September. All matches will kick off at 2 PM IST.

Shuvendu opined this trip to be a ‘very important test’ as they haven’t played against any country from Southeast Asia before.

“The opposition ahead of us is a tough one. As our team has not played against any Southeast Asian team before, so it is a very important test for us to assess our performance against them,” Panda commented after reaching Kuala Lumpur.

The young Indian team has prepared well for the matches. The coach is confident that the team is prepared to give a tough fight.

Panda stated, “We are quite pumped for this exposure trip. We have prepared rigorously before this tour and we hope to showcase our optimum performance.”

Meanwhile, he stated that his team is very charged after seeing the other age groups perform so well.  He further praised AIFF for putting in the rigorous effort towards ‘development of youth players’

“I am very delighted that our boys are currently performing at their optimum level and it is possible due to the efforts provided by AIFF for the development of youth players of our country. I am happy that my team is also a part and parcel of this development chain,” he said.

The India U-19 squad has recently won the OFC Development Tournament in Vanautu. Whereas the U-15 boys are running riot at the SAFF U-15 championship currently.

The U-16 outfit will look forward to maintaining the momentum and emerge victorious in Malaysia.

Credits: AIFF Media

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