ajinkya in santosh trophy teamThe Western India Football Association (Maharashtra) has named their final 20 players squad for the 67th edition of the National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy which is being played from February 1 to March 3 in Kerala and Uttar Pradesh.

Former Indian international N.P. Pradeep has been named captain of the Maharashtra team which also includes another ex-international in Mohammed Rafi, who both are from Kerala and hope that they team makes the quarterfinal group stage in their home state.

santosh-trophy-logo21MAHARASHTRA TEAM FOR SANTOSH TROPHY

Goalkeepers
Rajib Miryla (Pune), Owais Khan(Nagpur)

Defenders
Oken Singh (Mumbai), Nisthar Kali Alaudeen (Mumbai), Ranjan Salam (Pune), Shabbir Ali Shaikh (Mumbai), Naduparambil Pappachan Pradeep (Captain-Mumbai), Shakti Singh (Nagpur)

Midfielders
Sanjenban Sadanand (Mumbai), F. Lalrempuia (Pune), Zuber Mahaboob (Pune), Pahoon Biswas (Mumbai), Praneel Mendon (Mumbai), Francisco Salin (Mumbai), Mohd Rashid (Nagpur), Ajinkya Nalawade (Kolhapur), Sreekant Molangiri (Pune)

Forwards
M. Mohammed Rafi (Mumbai), Anas Ibnusalam (Mumbai), Bilal Ahmed (Jalgaon)

Standbyes
Shushant Bhivgade (Nagpur), Francisco Domnic (Mumbai), Raviraj Kurne (Pune), Ilyas Koya (Mumbai), Abilash Paul (Pune)

Officials
Faruk Ahmed (Coach), Ashok Yadav (Assistant Coach), Abdul Qadeer (Goalkeeping Coach)  Manik Mandlik, Kolhapur ( Team Manager)