A good news for sports enthusiasts of Nagpur as three former football players from the city have been appointed as the selectors for Maharashtra football teams for various nationals. Former India player Abdul Khalique, former Kamptee player Mohd Umar who also played for Mohmedan Sporting Club apart from leading Maharashtra in Santosh Trophy and Ritesh Inumula, NIS and D-Licence coach, who also played and coached Santosh Trophy teams, have been named in the five member selection panel. The selection was done by Western India Football Association (WIFA) at a meeting held on Saturday at Mumbai.
During the meeting, various inter-district tournaments were allotted to different districts. Amravati will be holding junior boys competition while Pune will host sub-junior girls competition. Jalgaon has been assigned to host women tournament and Latur will host sub-junior boys championship. The men’s tournament will be hosted by Kolhapur district. For all the national tournaments, players will be selected from these tournaments only except five players who can be nominated by WIFA. All these tournaments will be held between second week of December and first week of February.