3 UT footballers in Indian U-14 camp

Samuel Lalmuanpuia,Vikram Singh and Francis Ramdin,who played superbly for Chandigarh in the sub-junior national football tournament for the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy,have been called for the Indian Under-14 camp at Kalyani,West Bengal.

Written by Tashi Lundup | Chandigarh | Published: March 28, 2012 1:01:59 am

Samuel Lalmuanpuia,Vikram Singh and Francis Ramdin,who played superbly for Chandigarh in the sub-junior national football tournament for the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy,have been called for the Indian Under-14 camp at Kalyani,West Bengal.

“When I started playing football in Kodtwara village,Uttarakhand,never had I thought I would get the chance to be a part of the Indian football team. An uncle from the Army taught us how to play with ball. Now I am glad that I followed his instructions clearly,” said Vikram.

“Ever since I was four,I spent most of the time with a football with my friends. I am going to start a new chapter in my life. I want to give my best,” said Ramdin from Venghlui,Mizoram,who was part of the Mizoram team that took part in the Under-14 National School Games in 2009.

Samuel,a proven and reliable attacking mid-fielder from Zemabawk,Mizoram,has grown in stature over the last one year — from Subroto Cup to National School Games in Srinagar to the latest Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy. “My dreams are now coming true. If I am to do well in future as a professional,I certainly need a platform to put my case. The Chandigarh Football Academy has been a second-home to me. I am really thankful to Harjinder sir (their coach),” said Samuel,as he gets ready for another round to ready himself for the next 53 days that could give a big push to his young career.

3 others may be in U-16 camp

Days away from what could mark the beginning of a new chapter in their lives,Nishu Kumar,Gursimrat Singh and Timoi are eagerly awaiting the confirmation of their selection for the Under-16 national team camp starting in Mumbai from the third week of April.

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