Barely a month after the ladies of Gokulam Kerala got a heat reception in entrance of an enormous crowd on the Company Stadium right here final yr, India went right into a lockdown. A yr on, they’ve a robust motive to be cheerful once more: they’d be enjoying on the AFC Ladies’s Membership Championship.
Will probably be held in Jordan in November. Gokulam is the primary membership from an India to participate within the match.
It could be 4 months away, however Gokulam’s coach, P.V. Priya is already wanting ahead to it. “This can be a big alternative for the women,” she advised Sportstar on Saturday.
“Sure, the COVID-19 lockdown has hampered our coaching, however I hope we might be capable of get again on the sphere in September. I believe the gamers will probably be prepared for the match with a two-month camp.”
She stated Gokulam was drawn in a tricky group. “All our rivals, Amman Membership (Jordan), Shahrdari Sirjan (Iran) and FC Bunyodkar (Uzbekistan) are all robust. However we are going to give our greatest,” stated Priya.
She hopes Gokulam would be capable of subject many of the gamers that made the workforce for the Indian Ladies’s League champion final yr. “We might additionally have a look at some international recruits as 5 of them are allowed in a workforce,” she stated.
Gokulam’s matches: Nov. 7: vs. Amman Membership; Nov. 9: vs. Shahrdari Sirjan,; Nov. 12: vs. FC Bunyodkur.