Soni to lead Bihar in first sub-jr football championship

Patna: Soni Kumari, who had miraculously survived the Nepal earthquake last month with other national team members, will lead a 20-member Bihar team in first Sub-Junior National Girls Football championship to be held in Cuttack from May 8 to 24.

The 14-year-old girl was leading the national team in the Asian Football Confederation Cup in Nepal when a massive quake rocked capital Kathmandu on April 25.

The Indian team members, including Kumari, had escaped unhurt by staying on the ground, the venue of the Asian Football Confederation Cup.

Squad: Soni Kumari (capt), Nisha Kumari (vice-capt), Mamata Kumari, Nitu Kumari, Yashim Khatoon, Sindhu Kumari, Babita Kumari, Depanti Kumari, Chanda Kumari, Anisha Kumari, Priya Kumari, Nesha Kumari, Priyanka Kumari, Sanana Kumari, Prince Raj, Jyoti Kumari, Riya Kumari, Chandni Kumari, Rupam Kumari and Neha Kumari.