Northeast United FC are well aware of the qualities that the young guns of the Northeast own. They too believe in ‘if you want to succeed tomorrow start working from today’ and have taken a their first step forward.

The Highlanders will invest heavily in grassroots. The Club’s focus is to build a structure that will scout, nurture and groom talent from the region that can feed into the first team. The Club has already recruited some top coaches
and scouts and is laying out the foundations for a comprehensive academy.

Northeast United coaches discuss

With this as a core focus, Northeast United FC’s Assistant Coach and Head of Academy Khalid Jamil will be leading this effort. Khalid has been an instrumental part of selecting the Indian talent for this season’s first team squad and the Club wants him to continue to identify and mentor youth footballers back home.

An added advantage for the Guwahati based club is that Khalid Jamil is familiar with the region, he will be responsible for strengthening the existing coaching setup as well as improving our independent scouting network in the Northeast. This initiative by the club will provide all the kids a platform to showcase their ability. The club looks forward to unearthing many more stars.

The step taken by the club will not only be beneficial to club but will also benifit the future of Indian football as Northeast is known as the factory of quality footballers in the country.


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