The Jammu&Kashmir Football Association has invited a total of 60 probables for the selection trials of the Jammu&Kashmir state team for the 66th edition of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy will be played from May 11 to 27 across Orissa.
The 60 players have been asked to report at the Polo Ground in Srinagar tomorrow at 9.00 am with the trials set to continue until Monday, April 23. Those selected from the trials would be having a 15 day preparatory camp ahead of travelling to Orissa.
The JKFA have appointed Ranjit Singh, the JK Police coach, as the state coach while Muhammad Shafi Nari has been appointed as manager and Ashiq Hussain as physiotherapist.
The 60 trialists have been come from across the state. 14 players are from Forest XI, nine players are from Jammu&Kashmir Bank, eight are from JKPDC, six are from JK Police, four each from Food & Supplies, Iqbal Sports and Maharaja Sports, two from AG Office while seven have been invited from Jammu.
Jammu&Kashmir have been drawn in the preliminary round Cluster V along with Maharashtra and Arunachal Pradesh playing their matches on May 13 (vs Arunachal Pradesh), and May 15 (vs Maharashtra).
Published with permission from Arunava about Football.