Six RFYS players to feature in the AFC Trial Camp

RFYS shortlist six talents for the AFC Trial Camp

Reliance Foundation Youth Sports School Football and College Football tournaments in 2016 has helped unearth six talented footballers who have been selected to attend the Under-22 AFC Championship Qualifiers Trial Camp. These youngsters participated in RFYS 2016 and have showcased some exquisite footballing skills, both individually and as a team, to be hand-picked for one of the greatest opportunities of their life. They will be further observed in the trials by the Indian Team Coaching staff, who will then invite the crème de la crème to join the India U-22 National Team camp.

Shanon Pereira (Maharashtra), Gary Martin (Maharashtra), Ajith Sivan (Kerala) and Akshay Joshy (Kerala) are the one’s plying their trade from the center of the park. Umesh Perambra (Maharashtra) is the reliable center-back, while Renaldo (Maharashtra) is the one with the striking boots on. Umesh is a rock solid defender, who scored two goals for Thakur College, and also helped keeping clean sheets in the process. His teammate Shanon, boasts of a great work rate and good set of individual skills. These two were instrumental in their college's run to the semi-finals of the National Championships. Akshay of Sacred Heart College is another midfielder who has fine touches and good passing skills. He played an influential role in taking his college to the City Championship final in Kochi. Ajith Sivan is also a commendable midfielder who is great with the ball at his feet, and scored a goal en-route taking Nirmala College to the National Championships final. And finally, there is Renaldo, a clinical and opportunistic striker who helped Rizvi College reach the final of the City Championship in Mumbai.

The AFC trial camp will be held at the Andheri Sports Complex from the 16th to 18th of May, and the players will be required to report one day prior to the start of the camp. Let us hope that these young players take full advantage of the opportunity presented to them and showcase their potential to become a part of the National side.