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International call-ups for five LFC-DSK academy players

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1.15K   //    17 Aug 2015, 18:06 IST
From L to R: Lalrinzuala Chhangte, Rohit Kumar, Mawihmingthanga, and Jedidi Haokip at the U-19 India National Camp.

17th August 2015, Pune – India: Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians is delighted to announce the selection of five players for their respective U19 national teams.

Mawihmingthanga, Jedidi Haokip, and Lalrinzuala Chhangte will be representing the U-19 Indian National Team at the forthcoming FAM-FRENZ Asian Champions Trophy 2015. Rohit Kumar, on the other hand, will represent the country at the SAFF U-19 Championship 2015.

Another representative of the LFC-DSK Academy, Tenzin Shezang, will also participate in the SAFF U-19 Championship 2015 as a part of the U-19 Bhutan National Team. The Indian contingent at the FAM-FRENZ Asian Champions Trophy 2015 will begin its campaign against Felda United FC at Hand Tuah Stadium, Malaysia on 19th August 2015.

Meanwhile, both Rohit and Tenzin will be involved in the SAFF U-19 Championship 2015, which will kick-off on 20th August 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Shirish Kulkarni, President of the Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians, said, “We are absolutely ecstatic with the announcement. It is a moment of great pride for me, as well as everyone at the DSK Group and my colleagues at Liverpool FC.

“In just over a year since the Academy’s inception, we have five players chosen to represent their nation. This proves that professional training, along with world-class facilities like we have at the DSK Dream City, go a long way in development of the player.”

Dave Rogers, Head Coach of the Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians, said: “This is great news for everyone involved with the Academy. These players have worked hard throughout the year and deserve their call-ups. I am certain that these boys will make their country proud.”

Michael Rice, Academy Coach of the Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians, added: “This further confirms that the best way to coach the players is “The Liverpool Way”. A year’s hard work has paid off and we are sure that this experience will be another step towards development for the players.”

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