Forty seven players have been selected in the Senior Kerala team for a coaching camp in preparation for 63rd Senior National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy to be held in Tamil Nadu from May 24 to June 14. The matches will be held at four centres in Tamil Nadu, according to Kerala Football Association Secretary KP Sunny, here.The coaching camp will be held at Fertiliser and Chemicals, Travancore (FACT), ground Udyogamandal from April 24. Former Kerala Santosh Trophy player and Goalkeeper KP Sethumadavan has been appointed as the coach of the Kerala team.
Most of the players selected are those who did well in the second division National League
Goalkeepers: Jinish Thomas(Ekm), S. Sreeju (Tvm), K.T. Nawas (Mlp), R.A. Ranjith, Shahinlal Meloly (both Ekm),
Defenders: K. Jaseer, C.K. Jithesh, Bijesh Ben (all Ekm), K.S. Joby (Tsr), K. Noushad (Ekm), Ajith Fermin (Ktm), T. Fazil (Mlp), Jibin C. Cherian (Pta), B.T. Sarath (Klm), Abdul Bhasith (Kzd), D. Sajin (Ekm), Johnson, Edison (both Tvm).
Midfielders: Martin John (Tvm), K.V. Lalu (Tsr), Shahbaz Saleel, M.P. Sakeer, M.V. Kalesh (all Ekm), R. Satheesh (Elm), Vineeth Antony (Ekm), T.T. Shaji (Mlp), Satheesh (Tsr), D. Ron (Ekm), V.K. Noupal (Knr), R. Kannan, Mohammed Haris (both Tvm), T.K. Prasoon (Kzd), P. Rahul (Ekm), A.S. Kabeer (Pkd), Vincent (Tvm),
Forwards: V.V. Surjith, Sumesh (both Tsr), C.J. Renil (Tvm), Jacken Sebastian, V.K. Shibin Lal, R. Prasoon (all Ekm), K. Firoz (Mlp), K.P. Zubair (Kzd), Faizal Rehman (Pkd), Joby Philip (Ktm), S. Prasad (Ekm), V. Sanjay (Ekm),