Goa State Santosh Trophy team announced

Feb 12: Jayganesh Goltekar will lead a 23-member Goa squad in the National Football Championships for the Santosh Trophy to be held in Kochi from February 14 to 26.

Three Dempo Sports Club players have been selected to represent the state at country’s top football tournament. Joe Fernandes, Marcos Peixoto and Regan Julius are  a part of the contingent which will lay their claim for the sixth Santosh trophy title for Goa.

The team has left Goa yesterday and are placed along with Chhattisgarh and Haryana in Group D.

They will play their first match against Chhattisgarh on February 14.

The others players are Maclas Morries, Melroy Fernandes, Bonny Nisso, Angel Baretto, Valinto D’Silva, Wellington Fernandes,  Velito D’Cruz, Inacio Colaco, Girish Naik, Marcos Fernandes, Ashley Araujo, Joston Lourenco, Perryson Rebello,  Agnelo Colaco, Shelton Dias and Jerose Olivera.

The substitute players are Presley Mascarenhas, Melvin Lobo, Valerio Rodrigues and Lenny Pereira.

The officials are Anthony D’Souza (coach), Mathew D’Costa (assistant coach), Gajanan Kerkar, Babli Mandrekar (manager), Sebastiao A Noronha (goalkeeper coach).