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Young Gun Korou Singh to Lead India Charge at AFC U-17 Asian Cup

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Head coach Bibiano Fernandes, on Tuesday, named midfielder Korou Singh Thingujam as the captain of the India U-17 National Football Team for the AFC U-17 Asian Cup. The 16-year-old midfielder became the captain for AFC U-17 Asian Cup Thailand 2023, followed by kit distribution.

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Bibiano Fernandes stated,

“Being the captain of India in a tournament like the AFC U-17 Asian Cup is a big responsibility, and we believe that Korou is quite capable of carrying out such leadership responsibilities.”

Korou, a founding member of the club, has risen to prominence as a key contributor on the pitch. The winger has put a strong performance in the team’s training matches against the junior teams of some of the top clubs in the world.

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He recorded three goals and five assists overall in the 10 exhibition games he played in Europe before travelling to Thailand, where he recorded one goal and one assist in two exhibition games against local opposition.

Korou expressed that it’s an absolute honour for him to captain such a prestigious tournament. He said,

“It’s an absolute honour for me to be named captain in such a prestigious tournament like the AFC U-17 Asian Cup. I never thought I’d ever be given such responsibility, but I feel grateful that the coaches have seen the potential in me to lead this team.”

The AFC U-17 Asian Cup starts from June 15 to July 2 at Bangkok, Thailand. India U-17 team, presently practicing at the Khao Yai Sports Complex in Thailand, will depart to prepare for their Group D matches against Vietnam (June 17), Uzbekistan (June 20), and Japan (June 23).

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