PSV Eindhoven trials for Milan and Bidyananda

Milan Basumatary(left) and Bidyananda Singh get
trial call-up for PSV Eindhoven,
Picture Courtesy: www.the-aiff.com

Two of the AIFF Elite Academy cadets, Milan Basumatary and Bidyananda Singh, have got the opportunity to appear for trials at Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.

Striker Milan Basumatary was instrumental in helping Assam win the Mir Iqbal U-15 National Championship 2012, finishing the Tournament as top-scorer and Most Valuable Player. He clearly spearheads the attack for the AIFF Regional Academy and has evolved into a classic number 9, extremely deadly inside the penalty area with his quick burst of space and clinical finishing.  Comfortable with either foot, he has the ability to take defenders head-on with his dribbling skills.

Bidyananda Singh of Manipur has been part of the India Youth National Team setup since he was twelve, wearing the India Colours for the first time during the AFC U-13 Festival, 2009 and is currently one of the most crucial members of the AIFF Regional Academy, Navi Mumbai. He Captained the Team during AIFF Regional Academy’s triumph in the Chandigarh Youth Challenge Cup. A versatile Player, he has been utilized in various positions in defence as well as midfield.

AIFF Technical Director, Robert Baan said, "The Trials will help the duo a lot. They will train on top quality fields with top quality Coaches and with the best Players from this age group in The Netherlands. The tempo of the sessions will be very high and it will surely take some sessions before they will adapt. But after a few days of training, they will match with the local Players it will give them a lot of confidence. We will be filming their sessions we will show it to the Players who stayed back in Goa to show about the experience and how much more training and matches is needed to compete at the highest-level,” Baan informed."

The General Secretary of AIFF, Kushal Das stated,"objective of the AIFF Academies to develop Players both for domestic Clubs as well as International Clubs and Academies. We are extremely happy that Milan and Bidyananda have got this opportunity to showcase their talent in one of the best environments and we hope that some Club or Academy in The Netherlands get impressed with their talent and select them for further training.We are also hoping that in time to come more Players from our Academies in Kalyani, Goa and Bangalore would get such opportunities to showcase their talent and be picked by top Clubs, International Academies and Clubs for the Youth Teams.”
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