Proud moment for Nagpur as Mahak Shaikh is the only player from city to be selected in Maharashtra squad for the Hero Junior (Under-17) Women’s National Football Championship which will be held at Guwahati in Assam from June 18-July.
In the 20-member squad, released by The Western India Football Association (WIFA), Mahak is one of the six forwards. Mahak will don jersey No 7 in the tournament.
A regular team member of Amma Football Club, Mahak is being coached by Annie Paul.
Apart from Mahak, Viniti Padam, also of Amma FC, and Vedika Mourya of Nagpur Gymkhana were the other girls from Nagpur who attended the trials held at Mumbai in May.