Bagan U-15 team for United Premier Cup

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

The Mohun Bagan under-15 team will leave for England on August 4 to play in the Manchester United Premier Cup.

Bagan U-15 team for United Premier Cup

Durgapur:

The Mohun Bagan under-15 team will leave for England on August 4 to play in the Manchester United Premier Cup, also known as the junior version of the World Cup. The 15-member team vied with 8,000 teams worldwide for the tournament that features the top 20 teams. "There is nothing to worry about, we are going as champions from here. SO we are going fully prepared and have full confidence that we will go there and do well," said Suman Bose, football player. "I have only one wish that we go there and defeat all teams, we become the champions and make India proud," said captain Sanjay Boro. The juniors have been training at an academy at Durgapur, West Bengal, for two months. And not just in football. Their mantra is TIC - technique, insight and communication. Swimming , meditation and yoga have also been included in the regime. In fact, Baba Ramdev has been roped in to mentor them, even in the UK right through the tournament. "This meditation course and yoga course is there along with football only because of concentration, so that they can concentrate in the match," said Anjan Mitra, General Secretary, Mohun Bagan Club. "We are preparing them in such a way that in the future they will play well. The players do have the potential and with yoga being introduced, I feel they will be more successful," said coach Deepak Bero. These youngsters leave for Carrington in England next week, where, from August 8 to 11, Italy, Brazil, Germany, China, Japan and Korea will test their mettle. The boys have big dreams and Manchester could be a stepping stone to World Cup 2014.

Topics : Football
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