A country whose future could be predicted nothing less than great in football, the pace of identifying and nurturing talents is on an altitude never seen before here. Sridarth Nongmeikapam is a one in many young prodigy identified recently. But this star is something special, most probably born to change the fate of football in this cricket crazy country.
Just 15 years old, this Bengaluru FC discovered talent has already registered his presence in the minds of people pondering over football across the country. Sridarth is a regular frontline striker for India U16, a team which qualified for AFC U16 Championship recently. The tournament is pre-dominantly defined as the qualifying tournament for FIFA U17 World Cup. Sridarth played an important role making this thing happen for India. The team thrashed Bahrain, Turkmenistan and played a draw against the host
Uzbekistan to finish at the top of table which eventually booked them a ticket to Bahrain for AFC Championship
Sridarth had been found registering goals in numbers in a single match. The future star had register 27 goals in his 18 appearances. Sridarth also scored against Mexico where India lost by 1-3. He scored the single goal in a match between Qatar and India, where India registered a win over the Asian Champions. His four of the goals came in a single match against Turkish club Fenerbahce S K where India won by 6-3. He scored another hat-trick against Nepal in a 7-0 win. He scored twice in matches against Bahrain and Turkmenistan each.
The star also holds an experience of training with Slovenian club ND Ilirija 1911. This prodigy could prove to be a lethal weapon in India’s quiver in upcoming years. So, let’s hope best from his side as he improves himself more in coming days.
Writer – Shubham Singh (SpoCombat Admin)
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