Talismanic India captain Sunil Chhetri has returned to motion after recovering from COVID-19 and can lead Bengaluru FC of their AFC Cup preliminary stage two match right here on April 14.
The Bengaluru-based facet on Thursday named a 29-member squad for the match in opposition to Nepalese facet Tribhuvan Military FC, a day after three COVID-19 instances have been detected among the many gamers and workers.
5 reserve crew gamers have been named within the crew as head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli prepares for his first recreation answerable for the Blues.
“Skipper Sunil Chhetri will lead the facet right into a seventh season of continental soccer, with the 36-year-old having joined the facet in Goa the place preparations for the marketing campaign are nicely underway,” the membership stated in an announcement.
Chhetri had examined constructive for coronavirus on March 11 and introduced that he had recovered from the an infection on March 28.
He missed India’s two worldwide friendlies in opposition to Oman and the UAE in Dubai as a result of COVID-19 an infection. India had drawn Oman 1-1 whereas they suffered an embarrassing Zero-6 drubbing by the hands of the UAE.
Gabonese defender Yrondu Musavu-King is the latest addition to the Blues’ international contingent as he joins Juanan Gonzalez, Cleiton Silva and Erik Paartalu within the squad for the qualifying marketing campaign.
The graduates from the membership’s reserve facet embrace goalkeeper Sharon Padattil, midfielders Damaitphang Lyngdoh and Muhammad Inayath, in addition to strikers Akashdeep Singh and Sivasakthi Narayanan.
The match on the GMC Stadium right here will likely be performed behind closed doorways as a result of pandemic.
On Wednesday, the membership introduced that three people have examined constructive for the virus throughout the camp, which started on April 5.
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lalthuammawia Ralte, Lara Sharma, Sharon Padattil.
Defenders: Rahul Bheke, Pratik Chaudhari, Juan Gonzalez, Wungngayam Muirang, Ajith Kumar, Ashique Kuruniyan, Joe Zoherliana, Parag Shrivas, Yrondu Musavu-King, Biswa Darjee.
Midfielders: Erik Paartalu, Suresh Wangjam, Harmanjot Khabra, Namgyal Bhutia, Emanuel Lalchhanchuaha, Damaitphang Lyngdoh, Muhammad Inayath.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Edmund Lalrindika, Udanta Singh, Cleiton Silva, Leon Augustine, Naorem Roshan Singh, Sivasakthi Narayanan, Akashdeep Singh.