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WATCH - The Bridge Conversations: Anju Tamang and Dalima Chhibber

WATCH - The Bridge Conversations: Anju Tamang and Dalima Chhibber

Shivansh Gupta

Published: 20 May 2019 11:10 AM GMT
ANJU TAMANG Sikkim's football star, Anju Tamang plays for Gokulam Kerala FC in the Indian Women's League. The Indian international also holds the record of scoring the fastest goals in the women's league. She netted the ball in just 14 seconds against Central SSB from Bengal earlier this month. While her team crashed out in the semi-finals, 23-year-old Tamang had a great season, scoring five goals in five appearances. "Women's football is currently witnessing a steep growth in India. Major I-League and ISL clubs have come forward to promote women's football and I hope that we see more of such teams lend a helping hand," expressed Anju Tamang while conversing with The Bridge [video width="640" height="352" mp4="https://thebridge.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/VID-20190519-WA0001.mp4"][/video]
There's another footballer who made the headlines with some impressive performances in the 2019. Indian Women's League. India internationa Dalima Chhibber is already being touted as the future of Indian football. The right full-back, who is equally competent in the central midfield, hails from Delhi. She made her senior team debut in 2016 and has represented India 37 times since. She was Adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the 2019 SAFF Women's Championship.With shorts stints with Pune City FC and Indian Rush SC, she joined Gokulam Kerala FC this season. "Ever since I started playing football, the amount of women who have started playing football now has grown immensely. However, I do belief, there is a little bit of continuity that is required in women's football. More national and international matches need to take place at regular intervals will help the women footballers to develop as players and as a team," said Dalima Chhibber while speaking to The Bridge. [video width="640" height="352" mp4="https://thebridge.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/VID-20190519-WA0000.mp4"][/video] Adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the 2019 SAFF Women's Championship, she also heaved praise on the exposure trips to various countries and admitted that it allowed them to  grow and test themselves in a competitive nature. [video width="640" height="352" mp4="https://thebridge.in/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/VID-20190519-WA0002.mp4"][/video]
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