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Three Goan girl footballers evacuated from Nepal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Paji, April 27: Three young Goan footballers, who were part of an Indian Under-14 girls’ team on tour in Kathmandu, have been rescued and are likely to arrive in Goa late on Monday. The three footballers — Ashika Gadekar (goalkeeper), Sushmita Jadhav (forward) and Soumya Mukund (forward) — were evacuated by a tiol Disaster Response Force team, which is engaged in rescue efforts in Nepal, devastated by a powerful earthquake on Saturday.

Speaking to IANS, Goa Football Association president Elvis Gomes said that the three footballers were rescued along with the entire team on Sunday and had already arrived in New Delhi early on Monday. “They are expected to land tonight. Obviously we are relieved. They are promising footballers,” Gomes said. The Goan trio had left for Nepal last month along with the rest of the team to participate in an Asian Football Confederation tourment at the Dasarath stadium in Kathmandu. IANS

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