3 Kashmiri Footballers In Under-17 India Squad

SRINAGAR- Three Kashmiri footballers, Faizan Wahid, Tajamaul Islam and Huzafah Ahmam Dar, have been selected to represent India at the upcoming SAFF Under-17 Championship set to be held at Colombo, Sri Lanka from September 5, 2022.

Faizan and Tajamaul are trainees of Jammu & Kashmir Sports Council’s Football Academy, while Huzafah plies his trade with the J&K Bank Academy.

Faizan and Huzafah play as midfielders while Tajamul is a goalkeeper. The three teenagers have received massive praise from all sections including LG’s office and from JKSC for their selection in the 23-member Indian squad.

“Congratulations and best wishes to our U17 talents- Faizan, Tajamul and Huzafah for their selection in @IndianFootball Team 23-member squad for the SAFF U-17 Championship starting in Colombo from September 5. You have made us all very proud,” the LG’s office tweeted on Thursday.

Team India play their first match against Bhutan on September 5.

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