Rahman hopes to groom high quality footballers in Telangana

Big dreams: Rahman monitoring the selections for the State team at the Gymkhana on Monday.

Huge desires: Rahman monitoring the picks for the State group on the Gymkhana on Monday.
| Photograph Credit score: V.V. SUBRAHMANYAM

The beaming faces stated all of it at Gymkhana Floor in Secunderabad right here!

A file turn-out of about 300 younger footballers turning up for the State under-17 squad choice at Gymkhana Floor was not simply the type of response the Telangana Soccer Affiliation (TFA) officers have been anticipating.

With Sheikh Khaleel Rahman, who represented the united Andhra Pradesh seven instances within the Santosh Trophy, being the top coach, TFA secretary G. Palguna is hoping for the much-awaited turn-around in his group’s dream to place in place high quality footballers within the subsequent couple of years.

“Actually, all these boys are solely from the dual cities. We have now the picks for the district boys quickly. On the finish of all of it, we will probably be pruning the genuinely gifted to about 40 to 50 and provides them long-term teaching with the primary goal being the Junior nationals in Sambalpur (MP) subsequent month,” Rahman knowledgeable The Hindu.

“Many of the boys are impressed by the success story of Hyderabad FC within the ISL and likewise the truth that the Metropolis now boasts about 20 academies,” stated Rahman, taking day off a busy schedule for the final three days.

“These boys have been break up into groups figuring out every of them position-wise and making them play matches to check their abilities. There is no such thing as a doubt in regards to the abundance of expertise. They solely lack match follow,” stated Rahman, the Deputy Supervisor in SBI.

“Precisely because of this, TFA is now roping within the Soccer Academies to start out under-15 and 17 leagues quickly to arrange groups for the Nationwide leagues. This, we really feel, will guarantee an meeting line of high quality gamers if they’re given the type of desired publicity,” the previous midfielder stated.

The choice panel of P. Acharjee, Zakir Hussain, Vincent Paul, Noorul Ahmed (all AFC license holders) and Akbar Abedi monitoring the picks underneath the supervision of Rahman and the TAF prime officers, there’s hope of real expertise being given the possibility to dream large.

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