Promising midfielder Korou Singh was on Tuesday named India captain for the upcoming AFC U-17 Asian Cup. The gifted 16-year-old has develop into an influential participant on the pitch within the current previous. After scoring a aim every within the SAFF U-17 Championship and the AFC U-17 Asian Cup Qualifiers, the winger went on to placed on a positive present within the group’s coaching matches in Spain and Germany, towards the junior groups of a few of the high golf equipment on the earth, like Atletico de Madrid, Actual Madrid, VfB Stuttgart, FC Augsburg, and extra.
Total, he scored three objectives and made 5 assists within the 10 observe matches in Europe earlier than reaching Thailand, the place he scored one and assisted one other in two coaching video games towards native sides.
“Being the captain of India in a match just like the AFC U-17 Asian Cup is a giant accountability, and we imagine that Korou is sort of able to finishing up such management tasks,” India head coach Bibiano Fernandes stated whereas saying Korou because the captain of the group.
The India U-17s are at the moment coaching on the Khao Yai Sports activities Advanced in Thailand, and can journey to Bangkok on June 14 earlier than the beginning of the AFC U-17 Asian Cup, the place they’re set to play Vietnam (June 17), Uzbekistan (June 20), and Japan (June 23) in Group D.
For Fernandes, it was a matter of discovering one of the best suited participant, who couldn’t solely lead the group on the pitch, however off it as nicely.
“It has been a course of by