Kolkata: Madhurjya Bora, a youth sensation from Assam has been selected to join the Deutches Fußbal Internat, a football academy based in Germany. The lad who hails from the Nagaon district of Assam had also earlier attended a three-month training camp at tge Manchester Schooling Coaching Centre in London, following which he appeared for a trial at the famous DFI academy.
The junior Assam footballer began his career in his hometown Nagaon where he trained under the tutelage Dulal Ahmed at Nurul Amin Stadium and was also later selected for a trial at the Bengaluru-based Ozone FC academy. He also played for the Betkuchi School in the Subroto Cup, reported Sportskeeda.
The lad also has the experience of training at the DFI academy for over three years. He met German legend Oliver Khan and United great Dennis Erwin who he believed have helped him, improve as a player.
While this nay be a great achievement for an Indian player, to train at such highly rated training academies, it is nothing new for the north-eastern region of the country. In 2014, Milan Basumatry was called up for a trial from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, while Shillong Lajong and India U23 forward Alen Deory had trained at Florida-based IMG Academy. Nine-year-old Assam youngster Chandan Boro was also recently picked by Tata Trusts, along with 35 youngsters from Northeast, to be trained for six years at the famed TSG Hoffenheim academy.
Supreme Court to hear AIFF plea
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court, the apex body of Justice in India, has agreed to hear a plea of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) challenging the Delhi HC’s verdict on 31st October, which deemed the Presidential elections of 2016 as invalid and also sacked President Praful Patel.
A bench comprising of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer will hear the AIFF’s plea on Friday, said an official statement.