Bhubaneswar: All India Football Federation has included two players from Odisha have been selected in Indian team for the upcoming AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022.
Reportedly, Pyari Xaxa and Manisa Panna to the Senior Women’s National Football Team. Pyari is a forward while Manisa is a defender.
The team, which is currently camping in Jamshedpur for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022, will travel to New Delhi on Wednesday and from there it will travel to the UAE for the friendlies. They will play UAE on October 2 followed by a friendly match against Tunisia two days later. They will then travel to Bahrain where they will play against the hosts on October 10 before taking on the Chinese Taipei three days later.
Football Association of Odisha Secretary Asirbad Behera along with all the office bearers congratulated Pyari and Manisa for their selection into the national team for the international football event.
It is noteworthy of that Odisha has been selected to co-host AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 along with the Indian National Football Team & All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
The D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai, Ahmedabad’s TransStadia and the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar have been selected as the three stadiums and host cities that will provide the ultimate backdrop for some of the finest players in Asian and world women’s football.