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Inclusion of Sikkim players in Odisha team raises eyebrows
Sportslogon Team October 1st 2018

Bhubaneswar : In the history of Odisha’s women football, for the first time inclusion of Sikkim women footballer Anju Tamang in the Odisha senior women football team in the All India Senior Women Football Championship, raised the eyebrows of many former and present bunch of women footballers.

As the State Government implemented direct recruitment policy for the players in the Odisha Police Department. It is always a cut throat competition among the women footballers to get a place in the Odisha team because the team use to finished among the top three in the national meet, which ensure a job for the players in the State government.

After adding the international repute Tamang, Odisha team finished runner up by suffering defeat from Manipur by 1-2 goals in 24th edition of National Women Football Chmapionship at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Monday.

In last one decade the Odisha women footballers has been touched new hight of pinnacle in the national and international platform. The State had produced international players like Sradhanjali Samantray, Ranjita Mohanty, Sasmita Mallick, Pinky Bampal Magar, Payri Xaxa, Manisa Panna and many more international players.

Odisha the gold mine of women footballers is really fall short of talented players or the Football Association Odisha (FAO) is more liberal to give chances to out of State players.

In Odisha we are having many quality players. Presently our players are also playing in Railway’s and Punjab teams. As per the AIFF guidelines any players can represent from any other State by opting a no objection certificate, said FAO joint-secretary Avijit Paul.

Tamang is a talented player as Sikkim is not participated in the All India Senior Women Football Championship, we had gave her a chance to play in the meet. She was the player of Rising Student Club of Cuttack, Avijit added. .
This news was added and updated on : October 1st 2018
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