LFC-DSK academy have five youngsters called up for U19 international duty
The residential academy have had five players called up into their U19 side, with a Bhutanese player to represent his national team in the SAFF U19 c’ships…
DSK Shivajians, a football clubs based in the deccan city of Pune, were left in raptures on Tuesday, when five of it’s players from the football academy they operate in cooperation with Liverpool, the Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians, were selected for their U19 national sides.
Mawihmingthanga, Jedidi Haokip, and Lalrinzuala Chhangte have been selected for the the Indian national team’s U19 contingent FAM-FRENZ Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) 2015. Meanwhile, Rohit Kumar and Tenzin Shezang,who are also part of the LFC-DSK academy, have been selected to participate at the South Asian Football Federation’s (SAFF) U19 championship, which is being hosted in Nepal, for India and Bhutan’s U19 sides respectively.
The Blue Tigers at the FAM-FRENZ ACT will face Felda United FC at Hand Tuah Stadium, on August 19th, in Malaysia, whilst the Indian and Bhutanese U19 teams will kick-off their SAFF campaigns a day later in tjhe Nepali capital.
Unable to restrain his pride, Dave Rogers, the LFC-DSK academy head coach elatedly revealed, “This is great news for everyone involved with the Academy. These players have worked hard throughout the year and deserve their call-ups. I am certain that these boys will make their country proud!”
Shirish Kulkarni, President of the Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians, elucidated, “We are absolutely ecstatic with the announcement. It is a moment of great pride for me, as well as everyone at the DSK Group and my colleagues at Liverpool FC. In just over a year since the Academy’s inception, we have five players chosen to represent their nation. This proves that professional training, along with world-class facilities like we have at the DSK Dream City, go a long way in development of the player.”
“The entire team at LFC-DSK Academy has worked tirelessly through the year to develop the players both on and off the pitch in “The Liverpool Way”, while providing them with a platform to showcase their talents. We do believe that this will set the marker for the forthcoming seasons at the Academy and we are confident that we can live up to the repute,” amplified Ardeshir Jeejeebhoy, CEO of the Liverpool International academy – DSK Shivajians, emphasizing the role of teaching players the Liverpool way of football.
DSK Shivajians were inceptioned in 1987 and currently participate in the I-League’s second division. The Liverpool FC International Academy – DSK Shivajians is the Pune-based side’s initiative to open the future for residential, international standard academies throughout the country, with an impetus on helping fledgling footballers nurture their talent.
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