Sunil Chhetri will captain Bengaluru FC for the 2021 AFC Cup playoff against Club Eagles from Maldives on August 15, the club confirmed on Monday.
The match will take place in the National stadium of Maldives and the winner will secure a position in Group D which already has an Indian side, ATK Mohun Bagan, Maldidvian side Maziya S&RC and Bashundhara Kings from Bangladesh.
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Bengaluru announced its 29-man squad for the match with Yrondu Musavu, Alan Costa and Cleiton Silva as its overseas players.
Marco Pezzaiuoli’s men also include six new Indian signings, Harmanpreet Singh, Jayesh Rane, Bidyashagar Singh, Sarthak Golui, Danish Farooq and Rohit Kumar.
Sivasakthi Narayanan, who finished as top scorer in the Blues’ BDFA Super Division League campaign and is a club graduate, is also included in the team.
GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lalthuammawia Ralte, Lara Sharma, Sharon Padattil
DEFENDERS: Pratik Chaudhari, Wungngayam Muirang, Ajith Kumar, Ashique Kuruniyan, Parag Shrivas, Yrondu Musavu-King, Biswa Darjee, Alan Costa, Sarthak Golui
MIDFIELERS: Suresh Wangjam, Namgyal Bhutia, Jayesh Rane, Danish Farooq, Rohit Kumar, Muhammad Inayath, Ajay Chhetri
FORWARDS: Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh, Cleiton Silva, Leon Augustine, Naorem Roshan Singh, Bidyashagar Singh, Sivasakthi Narayanan, Akashdeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh
HEAD COACH: Marco Pezzaiuoli
ASSISTANT COACH: Naushad Moosa