Kolkata: ATK-Mohun Bagan chief coach Antonio Lopez Habas has picked up his team for the AFC Cup Inter-Regional Semi-Final in Uzbekistan after a series of tests at a camp in Dubai.
” There have been some changes in the team. Joni Kauko, who has just played in the Euro Cup and two wingers, Soosai Raj and Prabir Das, have been included in the squad, ” a club statement said on Friday.
” Opponent FC Nasaf is a very strong team and it is a knockout match Roy Krishna and others are very careful,” the coach said.
This match is especially important for Kauko. This is the first chance for the high-profile footballer to prove himself. He is going to make his debut in the Green-Maroon jersey in the mid-field against Nasaf. Habas has experimented with the team in various ways in the last six days. After pointing out the opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, the Spanish coach emphasized organizing the team’s defence.
David Williams, Pritam Kotal and others have practised a lot of penalties. At least five talented junior footballers have been included in the squad to enhance their experience.22 players selected for the team goalkeeper-Amrinder Singh, Avilash Paul, Arsh Anwer
Defender-Pritam Kotal, Ashutosh Mehta, Carl McHugh, Subhasish Bose, Sumit RathiMedio-Joni Kauko, Lenny Rodrigues, Liston Colaco, Prabir Das, SoosaiRaj, Bidyananda Singh, Engson Singh, Sekh Sahil, Ravi Bahadur Rana, Abhishek Dhananjay
Forward-Roy Krishna, David Williams, Manvir Singh, Kiyan Nassiri.