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.