8 Manipuri Players in Indian Team Share Their Journey to World Cup

Watch as they all share their beginnings in the sport and dreams of the future.

Updated10 Oct 2017, 05:28 AM IST
Videos
1 min read

Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Boris Singh Thangjam, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Jeackson Singh Thaunaojam, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Nongdamba Naorem, Khumanthem Ninthoinganba and Mohammad Shahjahan - 8 young players part of the Indian team in the Under-17 World Cup that starts on Friday.

They also have something else in common - they have together helped move the power centre of Indian football to their home state, Manipur.

In a squad of 21 players chosen from a pool of hundreds over a span of two years - these eight players have managed to have their skills help them emerge on top.

As they help India start their first-ever campaign at a World Cup, watch as they share their beginnings in the sport and their dreams of the future.

Edited by Rahul Sanpui
Video courtesy: AIFF Media

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.

Published: 05 Oct 2017, 03:24 PM IST

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!