Assam’s Under 21 Women’s Football Team Coach Jogeswar Basumatari said that the sport has grown in the state. He is excited to see the football team participating at the third edition of Khelo India Youth Games 2020 held in Guwahati.
“Football has grown in Assam. It is being played by girls in many places of the state. There are some good players and they have been provided with good facilities as well. We have scouted players from all over the state and the Assam government has supported us well and therefore I would like to thank them. We are hoping to find more talented players,” said the head coach.
Basumatari is hoping that Assam wins in the football match as the team had booked a place in the semi-final after defeating Delhi 4-1 on Friday.
“Our U-21 girls team is pretty good. We have been practicing for the last one and a half month for this competition. Our players are from all over the state. We are hoping to perform well in the semi-final and book a place in the final,” said Basumatari.
Assam U-21 women’s football team captain Sonia Marak has enjoyed playing in the Khelo India Youth Games so far. “It’s very nice to play in the Khelo India Youth Games for the first time. We will try to do well and win the semi-final. My parents have told me to play well and bring laurels to the state and district,” said Marak.
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