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Bikey, Sameer creates new soccer image for State
Sportslogon Team May 14th 2018

Bhubaneswar : After successfully hosting the Hero Super League here, now Odia footballers Bikey Oram and Sameer Kerketa was made the State proud being the part of the National U-16 team which emerged champion of the 4-nation International U-16 Football tournament at Serbia on Sunday,

Before joining the U-14 national football camp, Bikey was the inmates of the Bolangir Sports Hostel. After playing for the National U-14 team, he got a chance to play under the banner of Bengaluru FC in the junior U-16 team now.

Similarly, Sameer is the inmates of Nayagarh Sports Hostel, earlier he was played in the national U-16 team. He also the member of the Odisha Sports Hostel team which took part in the Young India League this year.

“It actually doesn't mean much as this is only the process for our main objective. We haven’t yet achieved anything much,” said Head Coach Bibiano Fernandes

India beat Tajikistan 4-2 to emerge champions. India defeated Jordan (2-1) and Tajikistan (4-2), both of whom have also qualified to the AFC U-16 finals before playing a goalless draw against Serbia to notch an inspirational triumph in the tournament.

The tournament was part of the series of India’s exposure tours which are being arranged by All India Football Federation and Sports Authority of India to help prepare the team in the best possible fashion for the AFC finals. .
This news was added and updated on : May 14th 2018
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