Odia Woman Footballer Finds Place in National Team for South Asian Games

Bhubaneswar: Jabamani Tudu, a woman footballer from Odisha, has been selected in the 20-member national women’s team for the South Asian Games in Nepal from December 1.

Tudu, who plays as a Defender for the Rising Student’s Club, has earlier represented India at the AFC under-16 qualifiers in 2015.

She was also part of the Indian squad for the 2016 SAFF Women’s Championship and played her first match in the semi-final against Nepal on January 2, 2017.

The Indian women’s team will start its campaign against the Maldives on December 3 followed by Sri Lanka on December 7 and Nepal on December 7.

The final match will be played between the group winner and the runner-up on December 10.

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