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Indian women's team sets sail for Jordan for football friendlies

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New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The Indian women’s football team left for Jordan on Saturday to play two friendlies against Egypt and Jordan next week.

The Blue Tigresses had earlier assembled in Goa for a brief training camp, before leaving for Jordan, where they are set to face Egypt on April 5 and Jordan on April 8, the AIFF said in a report on its official website.

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The team had a brief camp in Goa and is now travelling to Jordan with a squad of 23 players for the two friendlies.

Head coach Thomas Dennerby has picked a number of youngsters in the squad, with the likes of defender Kristina Devi, midfielder Martina Thokchom and forward Mariyammal Balamurugan having previously played in different age groups.

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“For sure, we want to have two very good games against quality opponents. We have equal respect for both, but we ourselves have a very good team, and we expect to have two good performances,” said Dennerby.

Fixtures:

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April 5: India vs Egypt, 10.30 PM IST

April 8: Jordan vs India, 10.30 PM IST

The 23-member squad that is travelling to Jordan:

GOALKEEPERS: Aditi Chauhan, Shreya Hooda, Sowmiya Narayanasamy. DEFENDERS: Dalima Chhibber, Sweety Devi, Ritu Rani, Ashalata Devi, Ranjana Chanu, Manisa Panna, Kritina Devi. MIDFIELDERS: Anju Tamang, Sandhiya Ranganathan, Karthika Angamuthu, Ratanbala Devi, Priyangka Devi, Sanju, Martina Thokchom. FORWARDS: Grace Dangmei, Soumya Guguloth, Manisha, Pyari Xaxa, Renu, Mariyammal Balamurugan.

–IANS

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