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Midfielder Vikas Rawat to lead Delhi in 70th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy

Services are the defending Santosh Trophy champions having won the 69th National Football Championship in March 2015.

The 70th National Football Championship would be held in Jammu from February 6 to 11.

Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) on Wednesday announced that midfielder Vikas Rawat of Airports Authority of India (AAI) will lead a 20-member squad for 70th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy to be held in Jammu from February 6 to 11.

The team was finalised on Tuesday after a trial-cum-selection camp of 13 days held at CWG Village Sports Complex and Ambedkar Stadium.

The team plays its first match on February 6 against Chandigarh followed by Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir on February 8 and 10, respectively.

The squad

Goalkeeper: Ayush Rai, Amit Negi (vice-captain);

Defenders: Yogesh Prasad (Vice-captain), Sonu Beniwal, Abhishek Rawat, Anoop Bisht, Nitin Rawat, Harish Karki, Pawan Sharma;

Midfielders: Vikas Rawat (Captain), Ashu Nathani, Monu Choudhary, Dheeraj Jangpangi, Kisley Sajwan, Anirbhan Barua, Nitesh Sharma;

Forwards: Kamal Singh Rawat, Shaheen John, Shashank Mamgain, Vikrant Solanky;

Coaches: Anadi Barua & Ravinder Singh Rana; and

Manager: Pushpender Kundu.

Stand-byes: Mohd. Aiyaz, Ashish Pandey, Saurabh Patra, Deepanshu, Dilsher Khushwant Chauhan, Vikram Gill.

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