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Paresh Shivalkar to lead Maharashtra Santosh trophy team in the final round

Paresh Shivalkar to lead Maharashtra Santosh trophy team in the final round

The 21 member squad is as follows:
GK: Chetan Dawdhariya, Praveen C
DF: Rohel Shaikh, Shafique Mohammed, Abhishek Ambekar, Santosh Koli, Kewin Patrick, Imran Khan, Shakti Thakur
MF: Paresh Shivalkar (C), Lineker Machado, Allan Dias, Praneel Mendon, Vijith Shetty, Mohammed Pathan, Mohit Mandalik, Faisal T, Arif Khan
FW: Floyd Dharmai, Sushant Bhivgale

Chief Coach: Ireno Vaz
Coach: Augusto D’Silva
GK  Coach: Salim Pathan
Manager: Abdul Rauf
Assistant Manager: Bernard  D’souza

Maharashtra is placed in the group A for the final round of Santosh trophy. In competition will be Uttarakhand, Services, Mizoram and Kerala. Top two teams from both the groups will qualify for semi – finals. Final round is being hosted by IFA in Siliguri.

Ireno Vaz the Chief Coach on the eve of their first match affirmed about the changes and the challenges ahead, ‘We have strengthened the team to go in the final phase.  With ample of time that we got between the 2 rounds, it has also helped us to gel well. We are in a tough group and haven’t seen the opponents play so far. Thus we will be taking it one match at a time.’

Schedule – Group A
24th Feb – Maharashtra vs Uttarakhand
26th Feb – Maharashtra vs Services
28th Feb – Mizoram vs Maharashtra
2nd Mar – Maharashtra vs Kerala

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