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SESA football academy sign former EPL player as chief mentor

April 07, 2011 15:21 IST

Sesa Football Academy signed former English Premier League (EPL) player Terry Phelan as their chief mentor at an event in Panaji.

The latest development is meant to create a positive impact and take the club forward on the back of Phelan's wealth of knowledge and skills.

After a career as a player in professional football, the former Chelsea and Manchester City defender, has served as youth coach in North America and Australia.

"Goa's love for football is well known. I'm thrilled about being part of the Sesa Football academy and look forward to working closely with the players and coaching staff. I believe that the academy has the potential to become one of the best academies in the world," Phelan said.

"Today sports science is the key to success and that's what I plan to bring to the academy. Sports Science involves a long-term plan which analysis a number of elements including speed and strength.

"Constant monitoring of players and managing nutrition are an important part of science. I have already begun evaluating training sessions based on technical, tactical, physical and social aspects," he added.

PK Mukherjee, managing director, Sesa Goa Ltd said, "In his role as chief mentor, Terry will be looking after the junior and senior academies while also mentoring our coaching staff. Sesa Football Academy has consciously decided to focus its energies and resources on increasing the standards of Goan and Indian football."

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