AIFF nominates Oinam Bembem Devi, Jeje Lalpekhlua and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu for Arjuna Awards


New Delhi: The legendary Oinam Bembem Devi, Jeje Lalpekhlua and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu have been nominated for the Arjuna Awards this year by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

File photo of Oinam Bembem Devi. AFP

File photo of Oinam Bembem Devi. AFP

The 36-year-old Bembem called time on her illustrious international career at the end of the South Asian Games last year in Shillong, and an Arjuna will be a fitting reward for her services to the game, the AIFF felt.

She has been the biggest name in the women's game.

Gurpreet, a 26-year-old goalkeeper, who is the only Indian to have played top-flight football in Europe, also stands a good chance.

Gurpreet had turned out for Norwegian top division club Stabaek last year, and was impressive.


AIFF Player of the Year Jeje has been a key member of the national team for a while and played for Mohun Bagan in the I-League.


Published Date: May 02, 2017 06:47 pm | Updated Date: May 02, 2017 06:47 pm



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