Football is not restricted to just boys but even girls can play the sport. Girls from the Northeast are proving this as they make their mark even on a global scale. Five budding female football players from Manipur have been chosen to represent India at the Dana Cup in Denmark in July this year.
Kh Nirmal, Ph Nirmal, Sh Thajamanbi, Kh Anita and Ch Geeta have been selected by the Soccer Foundation of India to represent India at the tournament. The five play for AMMA FC,the only all girls football club in Manipur.
The young footballers, from Andro High School and Brighter Public School from Imphal East, will attend a training camp in New Delhi from July 3 before they join 24 other Team India players to fly to Denmark on July 20, a report said.
Dana Cup, which was established in 1982, will see over 2,000 teams from 50 countries battle it out for the Cup. This year’s games will mark the 36th edition of the annual tournament.