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featurefootball2 months ago

ISL 2020-21 | Fresh bunch set to sweep away veterans by next season

Apart from some of the usual suspects, many young Indian players have hogged the limelight in the 2020-21 Indian Super League, against all odds. With the coaches also showing immense faith in young blood, we can expect the new crop to take the Indian football storm in the near future.
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featurefootball5 months ago

ISL 2020-21 | Why we should not expect too much from SC East Bengal this season

SC East Bengal might have sneaked into the Indian Super League, but there's a lot to work on, especially with the lack of proper pre-season, the form of Indian players and a race against time. They are yet to score their first goal this season, having lost both their matches so far.
sounak mullick
newsfootball7 months ago

MFA seeks clarification on why Jeje Lalpekhlua was overlooked for Arjuna Award

The Mizoram Football Association (MFA) has asked for clarifications from the Indian government on why Jeje Lalpekhlua has not been awarded the Arjuna Award despite being nominated for it thrice since 2017. The 'Mizo Sniper' is India's second-highest goal scorer amongst the players still active.
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newsfootball9 months ago

Players should make most of the opportunities provided by the ISL, claims Jeje Lalpekhlua

Indian footballer Jeje Lalpekhlua feels that Indian players are now lucky enough to get more opportunities due to the inception of the ISL and admitted that players should grab the opportunities they get and make the most out of the chance. The footballer missed the 2019-20 ISL due to a knee injury.
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newsfootball9 months ago

There's no one to fill in Sunil Chhetri's shoes after he retires, asserts Bhaichung Bhutia

Bhaichung Bhutia feels that India would run out of strikers once Sunil Chhetri hangs up his boots, which is a big worry for Indian football. But the ex-skipper also added that the duo of Jeje Lalpehklua and Balwant Singh has done a good job even though they've been affected by serious injuries.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Mizoram footballers organize PUBG event to raise money for deceased Covid-19 volunteer's family

Mizoram footballers along with Chennaiyin FC star Jeje Lalpekhlua got together for an online gaming platform PUBG Mobile to raise money for the family of a deceased volunteer who died earlier last week. The event saw over 100 entrants playing the game, with many others enjoying the live stream.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Indian strikers have to work harder to play on regular basis, opines Jeje Lalpekhlua

Jeje Lalpekhlua has opined that Indian strikers have to work harder than others to get become regular because the Indian clubs are flooded with foreigners in their forward line. The Indian International was forced to miss out on the 2019-20 ISL after he underwent knee surgery prior to the season.
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newsfootballa year ago

AFC credits AIFF's charitable contributions during Covid-19 crisis

The AFC (Asian Football Confederation) has credited the efforts of the AIFF (All India Football Federation) for providing constant financial support towards the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of individual efforts have also been noted in the past few days, which just adds to the context.
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newsfootballa year ago

Satisfied to play minor role during pandemic stress, asserts Jeje Lalpekhlua

Indian footballer Jeje Lalpekhlua has won hearts by coming to the rescue of people in urgent need of blood in a hospital in Mizoram. This was a great gesture from the footballer, especially in a time where blood units are not readily available due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
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newsfootballa year ago

ISL 2019-20 | I am responsible for my team and making sure that we get points, says John Gregory

Amidst resignation talks Chennaiyin FC head coach John Gregory has stated that he is responsible for his team to get the points ahead of Chennaiyin's home game against Hyderabad FC on Monday. Chennaiyin captain Lucian Goian spoke about Chennaiyin's poor show and hoped to get better results.
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