Despite the current pandemic situation, the senior women's national football team is undergoing a camp in Jamshedpur, currently with aid from the Government of Jharkhand.
This owes to the Jharkhand government led by CM Hemant Soren “who have stepped in to provide training facilities, and a secured bio bubble environment for the players to train in”, reports ANI.
The ANI report interviewed Indian women's team head coach Thomas Dennerby on Saturday. Dennerby reportedly said, “the girls are working very hard for the successful campaign in the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022 beginning next year from January 20 to February 6. “
“The senior women's team has been camping in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand since mid-August for the preparation for the continental mega event.”
ANI report quotes Dennerby saying,"We have been in camp for about three-and-a-half weeks now, and a normal week for us would see the girls go through around 11 training sessions. The training sessions vary -- some are based on strength, some are running sessions, and some are football sessions."
"We also have meetings where we explain tactics to the players, so we are working very hard," ANI quotes the coach.
Dennerby, who was earlier in charge of the Indian U-17 Women's World Cup squad, has experience of over 30 years in coaching several national squads with much success.
The UEFA Pro Diploma Holder had guided Sweden's Women's National team to a 3rd-place finish in the FIFA World Cup in 2011, and a quarter-final spot in the 2012 London Olympics.
"The team around me, the technical staff and the backroom staff is also working very hard, and hopefully we will see success in the Asian Cup," he continued. "We are fighting very hard."