The Indian women’s football team has thanked the Jharkhand government for allowing it to set up a national camp in Jamshedpur amid the COVID-19 pandemic, where the team’s players will prepare for the AFC Asian Cup. The women’s football team has gathered in Jamshedpur for this camp to prepare for the AFC Cup, which will be held in India in January next year itself, according to football news.
The players expressed happiness over the organization of the national camp in difficult conditions during the pandemic. Team captain Ashalata Devi said, “Considering the current pandemic situation in the world, it is not easy to organize such camps for any sporting event. We express our gratitude to the Government of Jharkhand and (AIFF) for organizing this camp. We only hope to move forward together in our preparation for the Asian Cup”
The Indian women’s team toured Turkey and Uzbekistan earlier this year. On these tours the team got the opportunity to play against Uzbekistan, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. The team will take part in the camp under the supervision of new coach Thomas Dennerby, who has over 30 years of experience working with national teams.
Midfielder Sangita Basfore feels the Indian’s women’s team is “one big family.” Sangita said, “We are like one big family. We can now shift focus to preparing for the Asian Cup, and I can guarantee that everyone is highly motivated. We are all very thankful to the Jharkhand Government for hosting us in Jamshedpur.”