4 Odia players in India women’s football team for South Asian Games

Four Odia football players selected in 20-member India women’s football team for the 12th South Asian Games to be held in Guwahati and Shillong from February 5.

The four players from Odisha are Pyari Xaxa, Sasmita Malik, Supriya Routray and Manisa Panna.

The team was picked after a national camp which took place in Shillong from January 17-30.

As per the schedule, India will meet Bagladesh in their inaugural match on February 7 and later play against Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal.

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“We have with us an able group of Players who can go on and win this Tournament. At the same time, we respect our opponents and have to take one match at a time,” head coach Sajid Dar said.

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“Focus and concentration stays the key in tournaments, and we have to remain switched on through-out the matches if we are to win the 12th South Asian Games.”

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