Hope India players get attached to I-League sides: Wim Koevermans

Koevermans left out the likes of Nabi for Wednesday's international friendly match against Tajikistan in Khujand on the ground of lack of pre-season training. He, however, said that those left could be considered for the preparatory camp for the September 1-11 SAFF Championships.

updated: August 10, 2013 19:06 IST
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New Delhi: India football coach Wim Koevermans today said that he wants the national team players to get attached with I-League clubs in order to be eligible for selection.

India players like Gouramangi Singh, Nirmal Chettri and Syed Rahim Nabi have not signed with any I-League club in the transfer window and rather chose to align with IMG-Reliance for the proposed IPL-style football early next year.

But Koevermans said that he hoped the national team players to play in the I-League which can only be done if I-League clubs agreed to take them on loan. The I-League clubs have so far refused to budge from their stand of not signing IMG-R players.

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