State Bank of Travancore forward P. Usman of Malappuram will lead the Kerala team for the Santosh Trophy South Zone qualifiers, which will be held in Kozhikode from January 5 to 10.
The Kerala Football Association (KFA) announced the 20-member team on Friday.
Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Puduherry have been placed in Group A while Group B comprises Tamil Nadu, Services, Telangana and Lakshadweep.
Kerala will take on Puduherry at 2.30 pm on January 5, while Karnataka will face Andhra Pradesh in the second match at 4.30 pm.
Kerala, who have emerged champions five times and finished runners-up seven times, had failed to qualify for the main phase of the championship, which was won by Services last year.
Midhun – Kanur – SBT
Hajmal – Palakkad – KSEB
Melbin S – Thiruvananthapuram – Kerala Police
Najesh M – Kasaragod – Vasco SC, Goa
Lijo S – Thiruvananthapuram – SBT
Rahul V Raj – Thrissur – SBT
Noushad K – Kottayam – Baselios College
Sreerag VG – Thrissur – FC Kerala
Seesan S – Thiruvananthapuram – SBT
Shibin Lal VK – Kozhikode – SBT
Muhammed P – Palakkad – KSEB
Jishnu Balakrishnan – Malappuram – NSS College
Netto Benny – Idukki – Unity Soccer
Ananthu Murali – Kottayam – Baselios College
Asharudheen – Malappuram SBT
Usman P – Malappuram – SBT
Jobby Justin – Thiruvananthapuram – KSEB
Eldhose George – Idukki – SBT
Firos Kalathingal – Malappuram – KeralaPolice
Sahal Abdul Samad – Kannur – SN College