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regular-article-logo Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Former footballer Ranjan Chaudhuri recommended as head coach of India’s under-19 team

Ishfaq Ahmed will be the under-16 coach while Yan Cheng Law will be his deputy. Mohammed Zakeer Hussain is the goalkeeping coach. Last year too Ahmed was the under-16 coach

Our Bureau Calcutta Published 25.04.24, 10:06 AM
Ranjan Chaudhuri.

Ranjan Chaudhuri. File picture

Former footballer Ranjan Chaudhuri has been recommended by the technical committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as the head coach of India’s under-19 team on Wednesday. Former India player Sandip Nandy will be the goalkeeping coach.

“It’s a tough job,” Chaudhuri said on Wednesday.

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Ishfaq Ahmed will be the under-16 coach while Yan Cheng Law will be his deputy. Mohammed Zakeer Hussain is the goalkeeping coach. Last year too Ahmed was the under-16 coach.

Langam Chaoba Devi is set to take over as the national women’s football coach.

Football camp

The Indian football team will have a four-week preparatory camp in Bhubaneswar starting on May 10, ahead of its crucial second-round World Cup 2026 Qualifiers against Kuwait and Qatar.

The final squad will move to the city on June 2 ahead of the clash against Kuwait at Salt Lake Stadium on June 6.

“India Sr men’s national team will have a 4-week preparatory camp in Bhubaneswar, Odisha starting 10 May, 2024,” the AIFF wrote on X on Wednesday. “The final squad will move to Kolkata on 2 June!” it added.

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