Prepared to defend the gold of the South Asian Games, says Maymol Rocky

KOLKATA: Before embarking on your South Asia Games campaign in Nepal, female coach of India Maymol Rocky He sounded confident with the preparation of his team to defend his gold medal.

Women's soccer It has been part of two previous editions of the SA Games (2010 and 2016) and India took the gold both times. The Indian team, based in Kolkata for more than a week to train, flew to Nepal on Sunday.

Maymol said his pupils will seek to continue their dominance at the SA Games. We will enter as defending champions and I can assure you that we are hungry to win gold again this year, he said. We have trained a lot throughout the year and we have played several international matches against higher ranking opponents. Therefore, we are prepared to defend our title.

Indian women have had a positive year, winning the 2019 SAFF Women's Championship, finishing third behind Spain U-19 and Villarreal Women in the 2019 COTIF Cup and getting good results against higher-ranked opponents like Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Maymol believes that regular camps and games against tougher opponents have given his daughters a lot of confidence and are not afraid to face difficult sides. AIFF has a path for the women's team. We have been together for more than a year and a half, we have camps every month and we have played more than 20 international matches recently, the former Indian international explained.

These are things that give them the confidence to play in top ranked teams. The girls, meanwhile, give 100%, work hard and are on the right track, he concluded with great confidence.