FC Goa youth prodigy Leewan Castana called up for India U15 camp

8th October 2018

The youngster has been with FC Goa since the age of 11

FC Goa youth product Leewan Castana has been called up to the India U15 camp. A total of 35 boys have been selected for the camp.

Speaking on the call-up, FC Goa’s Director of Football, Derrick Pereira said, “Leewan is one of the brightest prospects we have in our ranks. He has been with us since the beginning of our youth program and has showed real promise.

“He has really good technique and is not afraid to express himself when on the ball. Above all, he has great character and is a real team player. He has played across the frontline and even in defence when required.”

Castana’s coach at youth level, Gavin Araujo, also expressed joy at his selection. “He has been playing in the U16s for us even though he is still eligible for the U14s. He joined us in 2015 when our youth program kicked off and has progressed up the ranks ever since.”

Castana was part of the FC Goa’s U14 team in the 2015/16 season. With him in the side, FC Goa finished runners-up in GFA U14 league. He was promoted to the U16 set up in the 2017/18 season.

A Curtorim resident, Castana currently studies at St Rita’s High School. His brilliant performance helped the young Gaurs qualify for the second round of U15 I-League last season.