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Andaman's Tribal boys in Indian Soccer Team for China

Port Blair, Nov 8 (UNI) Two tribal boys of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are all set to find place in the 18-member Indian team, which would take part in the Asian School football Championship to be held at China from November 16 to 26.

Both the selected footballers-- Shahnawaz and Anthony-- have already proceeded to Agra via Chennai. Kumar Shahnawaz has been selected in the team and Kumar Anthony is in stand-by number one, V Ranjith Kumar, Asst Director (Sports), Andaman Education Department, told UNI today.

Kumar said due to non-submission of passport by one Delhi boy, Kumar Anthony, the first standby player, was called for to attend the final camp at Ballabh Inter College, Shahgunj, Agra with the condition that if the Delhi player fails to submit the passport Anthony will be included in the 18-member Indian team.

Both the selected players belong to the Nicobari Tribal Group of Andaman and Nicobar District.


Story first published: Saturday, November 8, 2008, 18:04 [IST]
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