Jobby, Nishu dropped as 23 men final Squad for Kings Cup announced

India announce 23 men final squad for Kings Cup

AIFF announced 23 men final squad for Kings Cup with two surprise exclusion in the form of fan favorite Jobby Justin and young Nishu Kumar

ATK striker Jobby Justin and Bengaluru FC left back Nishu Kumar were the final two players to be released from the national team’s preparatory camp ahead of the team’s departure to the Thailand for the upcoming Kings Cup

A lot was talked about Jobby Justin, who was the top Indian Scorer in the last season of I league and this tournament was expected to his maiden appearance however, the ATK player was dropped from the final list much to the surprise of the fans. Nishu Kumar’s exclusion can be called a surprise too as the team is travelling short on defenders with just 5 designated defenders including Adil Khan who normally played as midfielder but was used in defence by FC Pune City in this season.


The final list is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Subhasish Bose

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Anirudh Thapa, Raynier Fernandes, Pronay Halder, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul, Amarjit Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Michael Soosairaj

Forwards: Balwant Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Farukh Choudhary, Manvir Singh

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