Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 14:
Four Odisha girls have been nominated in the 18-member under-14 girls national team selected to play in the upcoming AFC South-central regional competition. The competition will be held between April 20 -24 in Kathmandu.
The four players are Janaki Murmu, Iva Panna, Banya Kabiraj and Shanti Murmu. While Shanti and Banya belong to Bhubaneswar sports hostel, Janaki is a student of KISS, Bhubaneswar and Eva belongs to Sundargarh.
“Eva already has experience of playing in the AFC competition as part of the under-16 team. Bihar’s Soni Kumari will lead the team in the tournament. The Indian team has prepared well. We are aiming to win the cup this time,” said Sradhanjali Samantray, Deputy Coach and former captain of the national team.
It may be noted that after winning the cup for four consecutive years, India had lost out to Nepal last year and was adjudged runners-up.