Dempo SC U-20 team’s practice is on in full swing at the Nagoa grounds. The defending champions of the Goa Football Association U20 league are in no mood to relinquish their title this season and would like the trophy back in the Dempo SC trophy cabinet this season.
Dempo SC Youth Development coach Matthew D’Costa feels that the U20 league is an important part of the football calendar and considers this as essential for the youth development program. “The league gives us a chance to compete with the best players in Goa and is vitally important for the development of young players. We have 4-5 promising players in this team who have the potential to play for India one day”, he adds.
On the chances of Dempo SC retaining the U-20 title, Matthew says, “The boys are looking in good shape and we are confident of putting in a good performance through a combination of hard work, skill and discipline. We are the defending champions and will fight to retain the title.” Typical Dempo SC values one has to say.
Most players in this team, being U19, will also compete in the AIFF U-19 I-League which is also round the corner. The season has well and truly begun for the young Eagles!