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Laura to lead Maharashtra in women’s football tourney

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Mumbai: Laura Estebeiro will lead the Maharashtra team in the Senior National Women’s football championship to be held in Assam next month.

Maharashtra have been drawn in Group A along with Manipur, Railways, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, said a media release today.

Maharashtra play their first game on May 1 against Chhattisgarh, before taking on Railways on May 3, followed by Manipur on May 7. They will then take on Uttar Pradesh on May 9 in their last group match.


Squad: Laura Estibeiro (captain), Deepika Masurkar, Shreeya Yadav, Durva Vahia, Karishma Vazirani, Sanaya Anklesaria (all Mumbai), Mrudul Shinde, Maitreyee Munishwar, Mrunal Khot, Aishwarya Havaldar (all Kolhapur), Pooja Morey, Priti Khare (both Gondia), Dipika Nandwalkar (Jalgaon), Surbhi Manjrekar, Nagma Shaikh (both Thane), Nikita Shende, Sunita Yadav, Shivani Gaikwad, Priya Tiwari (all Nagpur) and Hiba Faquih (Pune); Coach: Severin Godinho.