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Bembem Devi congratulates Kerala government on hosting National Women’s Football Championships

By December 3, 2021Sports games

Bembem Devi, the first Indian footballer to be associated with Padma Shri, praised the Kerala government for doing its part for women’s football by hosting its national championship.

The tournament takes place at four venues – the Municipal Stadium, Kuthuparamba, EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode, Calicut University, Kozhikode and Calicut Medical College Kozhikode – from November 28 to December 9.

Bembem Devi, who is the head coach of his state, Manipur, said: “ I am delighted to see that the government of Kerala has taken this initiative to host the Senior Women’s National Championships this year in order to develop the women’s football. “The facilities, the hospitality that the players receive is commendable. I also want to thank the AIFF who supported the government of Kerala for hosting the tournament so easily and moving Indian football forward together, ” she told the Indian Football Federation website. She added: “Every year many young girls participate in the trials for Kerala National Camp as there is huge potential for women’s football in the state.” Recently Gokulam Kerala FC participated in the championship AFC clubs. , which was the only Indian club to play in the top level continental competition. Manipur, with 20 titles, is presented as the favorite. This season, the Northeast State is placed in Group A. They beat Daman & Diu 5-0, Pondicherry 12-0 and Meghalaya 4-0 in the group stage.

She also praised the football culture in her state. “Manipur has been the defending champion for the past two years. This year, too, I want them to win. As a coach, I always advise my players to respect their opponents and not to think they are weak. We aim to win every game and be champions this season as well.

“Each Manipur player gives 100 percent on the pitch. It’s a very competitive tournament, and I want the girls to give their best every day and make Manipur proud, “she explained.

Bembem Devi has always supported young girls to play this sport and urges every parent to let their children learn the sport. “During the season I have seen a lot of young and fresh faces, and I am happy to see that 32 states in 8 groups have participated which is good for the development of women’s football in India. It’s also so nice to see parents encouraging their daughters to play this sport and not sit in their villages to get married. This state of mind was essential in every state to develop the sport in the years to come. ” She also thanked the federation for organizing many friendly matches for the national team in preparation for the Asian Cup. the AFC, which the country will host in January-February next year. .

” The AIFF has been working hard to organize so many friendlies ahead of the 2022 AFC Asian Cup. I am delighted to see the girls playing against the best teams in the world, and these matches from the United Arab Emirates and the United Arab Emirates. Brazil will surely help the girls to develop for the next tournament.

“I wish them all the best for their 2022 AFC Asian Cup India. I hope they make the country proud,” she concluded.

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