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Intending to build leaders, the Indian Women’s Team land in Uzbekistan

Indian Women's Team ready for two friendlies

As the Senior Indian Women’s Team show up in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to play two amicable matches, head coach Maymol Rocky laid out the bigger vision at play. Which is to get the group running in top stuff, in front of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022.

The Indian women’s team will go head to head against Uzbekistan (April 5) and against Belarus (April 8) in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in two cordial matches one month from now. The group that all around played various friendlies in Turkey, is a piece of a drawn-out groundwork for the AFC Asian Cup.

While setting up the group for the following year’s AFC Women’s Asian Cup, the Indian head coach is likewise hoping to assemble characters among the various players by giving them greater duty. For the two friendlies against Uzbekistan and Belarus, Maymol Rocky has reported midfielder Indumathi Kathiresan as the chief of the group.

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“These friendlies against tough opponents are not just there for us to work on our game on the pitch. They are also there for us to build characters in the team as well,” – Maymol Rocky

“I am hoping that this will help more of the girls understand how to take up the responsibility for the entire team. When you are the captain, you become a kind-of ambassador for every other player in the squad – not only on the pitch, but off it as well. If you have multiple leaders within the team, it helps the side become more than just a sum of its parts. That’s what we are looking to build,”  – Rocky continued

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