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Sports department felicitate international footballer Bikey, Sameer
Sportslogon Team October 8th 2018

Bhubaneswar : The Sports and Youth Services Department secretary Vishal Dev congratulated and felicitated international footballer Bikay Oram and Sameer Kerketa here on Monday in presence of Director Vineel Krishna and Additional Commissionerate of Police Sanjay Singh.

Both are extremely talented footballers represented the country in the recently concluded AFC U-16 Championship at Malaysia, they also proved their mettle in the international circuit. The State Government will extend all possible steps to groom their career, said Vishal.

The top four teams of the AFC U16 Championship has been qualified for the U17 World Cup. India's previous best-ever finish at the Championship was a quarter-final finish in the 2002 edition

We lost the match against South Korea 0-1 in the quarter-final clash of the AFC U-16 Football Championship. A win in this game would assured our team a spot at the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 to be held in Peru, said Bikay Oram.

We are having all potential to create a havoc in the international arena, our coach Bibiano Fernandes was played a key role to prepare our team. Now we will join the camp soon to make ourself strong enough for FIFA U-20 World Cup to reach the higher level of football, added Jharsugada boy Bikay,

Almost after two-years I am going to my home town Jharsuguda. I never thought that I can play matches at Spain, Serbia, Jordan and Iraq. I believe that in Odisha we are having lot of talented players. Me and Sameer Kerketa now in the national team hope in future many Odia players will join the national team, added Bikey while thanking the Sports and Youth Services department and all his coaches. .
This news was added and updated on : October 8th 2018
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