Goalkeeper V. Mithun to lead Kerala's Santhosh Trophy team
Kochi: Goal keeper V Mithun will lead the Kerala Santhosh Trophy football team for the south Zone qualifiers. Former Gokulam Kerala FC coach Bino George is the head coach of the 20-member squad.
Mithun has been a regular presence in the Kerala team in the last four years. He is also the senior most player in the team.
Goal Keepers: V. Mithun, Sachin Suresh (under 21)
Defenders: Ajin Tom (under 21), Alex Saji (under 21), Roshan V. Jiji (under 21), Sreerag V.G, Vibin Thomas, Sanju G, Jishnu Balakrishnan.
Midfielders: Rishidutt (under 21), Jijo Joseph, Rishad, Akhil.
Forwards: Vishnu (under 21), Emil Benny (under 21), Leon Augustin, Tahir Saman, Shihad Nellipparamban, Mousoof Nissan.
Head Coach: Bino George, Assistant Coach: T.G. Purushothaman, Goal Keeping Coach: Saji Joy, Manager: Dr. Reginold Varghese, Physio: Mohammad Jaseel.
Kerala is in the same group as Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in the south zone qualifier rounds. Kerala will play their first match of the campaign against Andhra Pradesh on November 5 and second match against Tamil Nadu on November 9.