Late final yr, regardless of profitable the Santosh Trophy’s South Zone qualifiers in Kochi, Kerala’s head coach Bino George was not a contented man.
“Not happy,” mentioned George about his group’s efficiency within the qualifiers. The passing was not up to speed and the defence was a difficulty too.
“So once more, I went and watched a couple of matches. I knew their (new younger gamers) high quality however I wished to observe them once more within the Kerala (Premier) League, how they dealt with the robust matches,” mentioned George right here on Wednesday.
Ironing out chinks
The Kerala Soccer Affiliation additionally gave the top coach a free hand in deciding on gamers for the Santosh Trophy’s remaining part. And the postponement of the ultimate spherical, by two months from February to April, helped the coach work on the chinks and in addition take a look at the younger gamers.
All that performed a giant position in Kerala profitable the seventy fifth version of the Santosh Trophy in Malappuram early this week. The KFA, in affiliation with the Mather Group, felicitated the group at a metropolis resort right here on Wednesday.
The KFA president Tom Jose, secretary P. Anilkumar, AIFF vp Ok.M.I. Mather, Opposition Chief V.D. Satheesan, Legislation Minister P. Rajeeve, Kochi Mayor M. Anilkumar, GCDA Chairman Ok. Chandran Pillai have been amongst those that spoke on the occasion.