Achom Degio gets selected in India Jr women’s national football team

Achom Degio gets selected in India Jr women’s national football team

ITANAGAR, Sep 14: In what appeared to be a good news for the football fans, Arunachal Pradesh’s Achom Degio has got selected in the India junior women’s national football team for upcoming SAFF U-18 Women’s Football Championship, to be held in Thimphu, Bhutan from Sept 27 next. She has been training with the national team in SAI, Patiala, Punjab since Sept 5 last.

“Fantastic news for all of whole football fraternity of the state. Her achievement has opened the door for many girls to believe in their dreams and put efforts to achieve them. We congratulate her on this marvelous feat,” said Arunachal Pradesh Football Association secretary Kipa Ajay.

He further he congratulated Kipa Takum and Kipa Bharat, the chairman and coach of Capital Complex Football Club where Achom plays her professional football, and lauded their work for the betterment of women’s football scene in the state.

“So happy with Achom’s achievement. She is the second girl from CCFC to represent India in international stages after Techi Amin who played for the country in U-14 category. We are glad that efforts put by our club and specially Kipa Bharat, the head coach of CCFC are getting such results,” said Kipa Takum.

Meanwhile, Sports & Youth Affairs Minister Dr Mohesh Chai and Sports Authority of Arunachal (SAA) Chairman Bamang Tago congratulated Achom Degio for becoming the first Arunachalee U-19 international footballer.

According to the sources, of the 70 plus footballers picked from the national tournament at Goa by All India Football Federation for intensive coaching camp at Patiala, 20 players including Achom Degio have been selected from the camp to represent India in the South Asian Football Federation Championship.

While extending his best wishes, Dr Chai said Achom becoming international player will definitely have huge impact and shall inspire the youngsters particularly the women folk to excel in life.

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