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U-17 World Cup role for Kashmir’s Sajid Dar

Amoy Ghoshal
2.72K   //    20 May 2014, 23:42 IST

Sajid Yousuf Dar has been offered to be the head coach of one of the Goa academies that will be preparing India’s team for the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup.

There is already one academy in Goa and another one is expected to come up soon as India’s preparations for the 2017 event intensifies. Dar, who hails from Kashmir, is excited about the new role and expressed his delight to Sportskeeda.

“It’s an absolute honour for me to get this opportunity. I am very much looking forward to working with the current group of under-14 players and help in their preparations for the U-17 World Cup. As a coach you can’t ask for anything more than to get a team ready for a World Cup so I can’t wait to get started,” Dar told Sportskeeda.

Dar holds an AFC A license and is currently in charge of the AIFF Navi Mumbai Academy side that finished fifth in the recently concluded under-19 I-League. He will be taking up his new role soon and talked about the thrill of coaching under-14 boys.

“Under-14 is the best possible age-group level for a coach to make his mark because at this stage the players have the best chance to improve technically and physically. It is going to be a very exciting prospect in the next three years and I would like to thank the AIFF once again for giving me this incredible opportunity,” Dar stated.