ISL 2018/19: Vinit Rai, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Romeo Fernandes among 5 Delhi Dynamos stars set for stint at Qatar academy
What's the story?
Five Indian players from Indian Super League club Delhi Dynamos are set for a new opportunity, as they prepare for a two-week training stint a the world-renowned Aspire Academy in Doha Qatar, from Sunday.
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The Aspire Academy is known to be one of the best football academies in the World, which has a range of facilities, catering to the different needs that come along with the rigour of the different positions that the footballers play in.
The Heart of the matter
Delhi Dynamos have had a season to forget in the ISL, finishing third from bottom. However, they did show a lot of promise in the latter half of the season, as they hauled themselves out of the rock bottom position to eighth.
Now, the club is looking to help its players train well in advance of the upcoming season, with the likes of defender Mohd Sajid Dhot, midfielders Vinit Rai and Nandha Kumar, and wingers Romeo Fernandes and Lallianzuala Chhangte preparing for the two-week stint in Doha.
“It is a great opportunity for us. To have personalized training camps set up for all of us is great as we can then work on our individual strengths and weaknesses. A lot of tournaments are coming up and we all want to be fit so this 2-week camp can help us prepare for the upcoming season,” Rai said, before leaving for Qatar.
Having finished third from bottom, the Dynamos will certainly be looking for better performances next season. To add to that, many of these players will be looking to make the cut for national team manager Stephen Constantine's squad for the Intercontinental Cup, a four-match tournament that gets underway in June. A training stint at a reputed academy like Aspire could certainly help these players improve themselves.
Although they have had poor results, Delhi Dynamos have shown the ability to play an attractive brand of football, with high possession stats. Sending these five players sends out a positive intent from the club, who see to be concentrating on improving their core of key Indian players.