Jamshedpur FC announced the 27-member squad for the Durand Cup 2023. The team will play under the guidance of Steven Dias, the Head Coach for this tournament, who highlighted the importance of the Durand Cup in the development of the squad.
The Indian Army on behalf of the Three Service Chiefs is all set to host the 132nd Durand Cup Football Tournament, the third oldest football competition in the world, scheduled from 3rd August to 3rd September 2023.
The Durand Cup will be a 24-team competition divided into six groups. Jamshedpur FC will compete in Group B with Mumbai City FC, Mohammedan Sporting & Indian Navy. The venue for Group B is Kolkata and the matches will be distributed between the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan and Mohun Bagan Ground.
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“The team will get better exposure through this tournament as most of the ISL teams and I-League clubs will be participating. The players will benefit immensely with the competition they will face and it will give them a good opportunity to understand their personal attributes in the game,” Steven Dias said.
Chief Executive Officer, Mukul Choudhari added, “Durand Cup is one of the oldest club competitions and we are extremely happy that it kicks off soon. Jamshedpur FC Reserves will be proud to participate in the competition and this will give us another chance to showcase our young talent and to measure their development against top teams in the country. We would like to wish the team the very best for the competition.”
Scott Cooper, Head Coach of Jamshedpur FC said, “The young lads going for the Durand Cup can look at this as an opportunity to showcase their potential to play against the top teams in India and show us the zeal that they are ready to step up for first team football. I wish them all the best for their games ahead.”
The matches will be telecast live on the Sony Sports Network and online platform Sony LIV. Jamshedpur FC’s first match will be against Mumbai City FC on August 8 at Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata.
Jamshedpur FC Durand Cup 2023 Squad
Goalkeepers: Mohit Singh Dhami, Ayush Jena, Luckystar Lawai, Raj Boro
Defenders: Johnson Mathews, Pallujam Rohan Singh, Sairem Sital Singh, Rosangzuala, Zonunpuia, Kishan Sardar, Meraimayum Raju
Midfielders: Moirangthem Marjit Singh, Phijam Vikas Singh, Sekh Sahil, Armash Ansari, Ashley Koli, Amzard Khan, Mohammad Sanan K, Asem Maingou Singh, Bhaskar Chhetri, Chawngthu Lalriathpuia, Ningthoujam Mahesh Singh, Laishram Rameshor Meetei, Sonam Tsewang
Forwards: Bivan Jyoti Laskar, Sadhu Marndi, Alvies Bastin