Showing his excitement Manipur minister Thongam Biswajit Singh tweeted, “Proud moment for #manipur! Six women Footballers got selected to the Indian Women National Football Team, for the upcoming AFC Women Asia Cup. Best wishes to them!” This tweet comes after the women from Manipur highlighting the event to be held.
Over the years girls are showing interest in sports in north eastern states. Girls are shinning and bringing glory not just to their state but to the whole country.
AFC women cup to be held from October 2 in United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
India team reached for the match
The 23 player’s squad team along with supporting staff has safely reached Dubai, UAE obeying the covid restrictions and rules for the upcoming friendly match. The players have been safely incubated in the hotels.
October 2- UAE vs. India
October 4- India vs. Tunisia
October 10 – Bahrain vs. India
October 13- India vs. Chinese Taipei
The schedule from the official website .
Six women from Manipur will be playing the upcoming matches.
Goalkeepers: Maibam Linthoingambi Devi,
Defenders: Sweety Devi, Ashalata Devi, Ranjana Chanu,
Midfielders: Martina Thokchom Forwards: Dangmei Grace.
The girls are excited says the head coach Thomas denner by. He further added, “We have trained hard for the last month in Jamshedpur and now we are ready to fight our opponents and test our skills”.
For more information go to the official website All India football federation.
To Dubai to Bahrain
The matches will commence from tomorrow, October 1 against the United Arab Emirates.
For the following matches, the women team will travel to Bahrain. They will face Bahrain on October 10 and China on October 13.
The players have been safely incubated in the hotels.