Sportskeeda continues the buildup to next month’s SAFF Championship by listing five under-23 players who could shine in the tournament.
The list is not in any particular order. Players aged 23 or below prior to SAFF 2013 have been considered.
Alwyn Geoge (India)
Position: Attacking Midfielder
A product of the renowned Tata Football Academy, Alwyn possibly is the only player currently from India who is capable of playing in the number 10 role just behind the striker.
Alwyn only has one international cap to his name but with Wim Koevermans regularly using the 4-4-1-1 system, the Arrows player is perfectly suited to operate in the playmaker role as he has the ability to go past players and play the final killer ball.
Alwyn was omitted from the Tajikistan friendly squad due to fitness concerns but his return to the team for SAFF 2013 suggests that Koevermans rates the youngster highly. Alwyn still has to earn his place in the first team but the stage is set for him in Nepal to build a reputation at international level.