The 27-member Senior Indian National squad shifted base to Jaypee Greens in Greater Noida today for the final-leg of their preparatory camp ahead of the forthcoming 2012 Nehru Cup in New Delhi. The squad was earlier based in Bangalore where they have been training for close to a fortnight under new national coach Wim Koevermans.
The 2012 Nehru Cup will kick-off on Wednesday, August 22 with the hosts and defending champions India slated to play Syria in the opening match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at 19.00 IST.
“We have had a fruitful training session in Bangalore so far. The boys have been cooperative and have displayed great attitude,” Wim Koevermans said on arrival in the National Capital Region.
“As we shift base to Delhi-NCR, we will be training at the Jaypee Greens in Greater Noida. Hopefully the weather stays good as the last week stays very crucial,” The Dutchman added.
Torrential monsoon rains had forced Wim Koevermans to shift base to the KSFA Football Stadium’s artificial turf after training for a day at the Jaypee Greens in early-August.
Nirmal Chettri (Mohun Bagan AC), Denzil Franco (Churchill Brothers SC), Raju Eknath Gaikwad (East Bengal Club), Nallappan Mohanraj (Pune FC), Syed Rahim Nabi (Mohun Bagan AC), Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh (Prayag United SC), Gurwinder Singh (East Bengal Club), Irungbam Khelemba Singh (Mohun Bagan AC)
Joaquim Abranches (Dempo SC), Francis Fernandes (Salgaocar SC), Alwyn George (Pailan Arrows), Mehtab Hossain (East Bengal Club), Rocus Lamare (Salgaocar SC), Clifford Miranda (Dempo SC), Gilbert Oliviera (Salgaocar SC), Anthony Pereira (Dempo SC), Sanju Pradhan (East Bengal Club), Jewel Raja Sheikh (Mohun Bagan AC), Baldeep Singh (Prayag United SC), Ongnam Milan Singh (Pailan Arrows)
Sunil Chhetri (Sporting Clube de Portugal ‘B’), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Pune FC), Manandeep Singh (East Bengal Club), Robin Singh (East Bengal Club)
Wim Koevermans (Head Coach), Savio Medeira (Assistant Coach), Marcus Pacheco (Goalkeeper Coach)
Published with permission from Arunava about Football.