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Indian Football: India U-16 annihilate local UAE U-16 club, Women’s team pip Hong Kong,…

first_imgAdvertisementWelcome to another edition of the Indian football news roundup. Today, we will talk about India U-16 team’s victory over a UAE U-16 club, Indian Women’s team’s preparations, Jeje Lalpekhlua’s thoughts on the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Sandesh Jhingan’s latest transfer updates, Borussia Monchengladbach’s tie-up, and Gokulam FC’s new signing.In case you missed out the previous edition of the Indian football news roundup, you can check it out here.Indian U-16 Football Team annihilate local UAE U-16 club 5-1Indian U-16 Football Team is on a stramrollIndian U-16 football team defeated UAE-based club Al Wasl’s U-16 team 5-1 in their own den. The Blue Colts are currently on a exposure trip in UAE, preparing for the AFC U-16 Championships qualifiers which is scheduled on September.This batch of players had earlier lost to Nepal in the SAFF U-15 Championships semi-finals and finished third in the tournament. They need to continue with their string of performances if they want India to qualify for the AFC U-16 Championship third time in a row.Indian Women’s Team pip Hong Kong 1-0Indian Women’s Team picked up second win in their Hong Kong tour as they pipped their senior national team 1-0. Pyari Xaxa scored the only goal for the Blue Tigresses as rival goalkeeper produced back-to-back saves.India will next take on Indonesia on January 27 and January 30 to wrap up their Southeast Asia tour. The second round of Olympic Qualifiers will start on April and looking at India’s scintillating performances in the run-up to the tournament, it won’t come as a surprise if the team makes it through to the next stage.AFC Asian Cup 2019: Jeje Lalpekhlua on India’s performance in the tournamentJeje Lalpekhlua recently spoke to the AIFF Media Team. The Mizo Sniper was proud of his and other players’ performance and believed that India can only go forward from here.“Our performance in the AFC Asian Cup has improved tenfold, and it can only get better from here as the young players have been given the needed experience,” said the Chennaiyin FC striker.ISL Transfers: Sandesh Jhingan not going anywhereAccording to Sportskeeda, Sandesh Jhingan is not going anywhere and will continue with Kerala Blasters for the remainder of the season.In case you don’t know, the Indian international was linked with ATK and a Qatari club. However, the Kolkata-based club didn’t want to pay a transfer fee as they can sign him for free once the season gets over.I-League: Bundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach ties up with defending champions Minerva PunjabBundesliga club Borussia Monchengladbach has tied up with defending champions Minerva Punjab on grounds of youth development. As a part of the deal, Minerva Punjab and Borussia Monchengladbach’s youth players will be liable to exchange programmes.Moreover, Borussia Monchengladbach coaches will assist the Indian coaches in the Minerva Punjab set-up. Minerva Punjab are known for producing brilliant individuals in the youth level as four of their academy graduates played in the FIFA U-17 World Cup, the highest by any club. This partnership is a historic one and will benefit Indian football in the long run.I-League: Gokulam FC sign former NEROCA midfielder Fabien VorbeGokulam FC has signed former NEROCA midfielder Fabien Vorbe for the remainder of the season. The Haitian follows the footsteps of Trinidad and Tobago striker Marcus Leric Jr Joseph and Ghana’s Charles Teiko Folley, who shifted their loyalty to the Malabarian club in the winter transfer window.It will be interesting to see what Sony Norde’s countrymate will bring to the I-League this time around.That’s it for today, do check our website regularly to get the latest Indian football news.Advertisementlast_img read more