Indian footballer ranked among AFC’s top ten players to watch out for
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) named Indian footballer, Lallianzuala Chhangte among the top players to watch out for at the upcoming AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers which is scheduled to be held in Doha later this month.
The 19 year old forward from Mizoram is dubbed as next Baichung Bhutia, has already made four appearances for Indian senior team and is the youngest Indian to score in an International match. Chhangte broke Baichung’s twenty year old record by scoring two goals against Nepal in SAFF cup 2015.
AFC’s article on top ten players who could shine at AFC U-23 Championship qualifiers describes him as “teen sensation from Mizoram”. The article also outlines Chhangte as the next star who could lead the revolution of football in the country.
Chhangte started his career with DSK Shivajians Liverpool International Football Academy based in Pune. He was part of DSK’s different age group teams and even donned the colours of their senior team. The forward was also part of
Northeast United’s Indian Super League campaign.
As the AFC U-23 qualifier is nearing, let’s hope Chhangte’s performances will help the country to qualify for the AFC U-23 championship. India is pooled in group C along with Syria, Qatar and Turmekistan.