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We will go all out to retain the trophy: Maymol Rocky

Press Trust of India  |  Biratnagar (Nepal) 

The Indian senior national team will be gunning for its fifth consecutive title when the fifth edition of the kicks off on Tuesday.

This edition will witness a total of six teams taking part, with scheduled to face and in the group stage on March 13 and 17 respectively.

At the pre-tournament press conference, expressed confidence in her side.

"The SAFF Championship has been a successful one for us over the years. This time we will go all out to retain the trophy again," she uttered.

When asked about the young players in the squad, the head stated that she has full faith in the abilities of her players.

"These youngsters can work magic on the field. They have been together for a long time now and have made a lot of progress in the last few months. With the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2 next month, our objective is to reach our peak at the correct time," she added.

Defender Ashalata Devi, who will in this championship, mentioned about the positive mood in the squad.

"We are all ready for the tournament to begin," she opined.

"The spirit in the team is high. We are the defending champions and are confident that we can go all the way," she explained.

The Indian team is coming into the tournament after a sixth place finish in the Turkish Women's Cup, where they played the likes of and

"The tour was a vital experience for the girls. We faced some high-quality opponents. It was part of our learning curve," Maymol maintained.

face in their first match on Wednesday at the in Biratnagar.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 17:41 IST
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