Indian Arrows Head Coach Wants His Players in National Team


Indian Arrows will face Churchill Brothers SC in the I-League 2020-21 season on 14th January at Kolkata.

Indian Arrows are the developmental team of the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF). They play in I-League, which posses many National Teams featured players.

They took part in the 2020 edition of the IFA Shield Cup that is organized in Kolkata. In the IFA Shield earlier this month, the new batch of Indian Arrows players faced the senior football teams for the first time.

The head coach of Arrows, Venkatesh Shanmugam also operates as the assistant coach for the Senior National Team. Many Indian team players, learned their footballing lessons while at Arrows.

Venkatesh mentioned that the team intends to prepare the new batch of Arrows boys for the Indian National team.

Venkatesh was appointed as the head coach of Arrows so that he can nurture the young Indian footballers so they can get into National Team.

He stated, after I-League this season, youngsters will gain more experience and at the end of the day, he wants to see more players from his team play for senior India and top clubs.

In a virtual media interaction Arrows’ head coach mentioned that:

“It is the vision of the AIFF to prepare this batch of boys for the 2022 AFC U-19 Qualifiers. For the boys at this stage of their footballing careers, it is a great opportunity for them to play football at a senior level.

We are thankful for the opportunity to play in the IFA Shield. Playing against senior teams with foreign players certainly helped prepare the boys for what is to come once the Hero I-League gets underway.”

-Venkatesh Shanmugam 

Arrows players had a great opportunity to play with the senior team with foreign players. Which will certainly boost their gameplay.

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