Biren, Letpao congratulate Manipur footballers

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Imphal: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh and youth affairs and sports minister Letpao Haokip congratulated the seven footballers from Manipur who have been selected for Indian team for the AFC Under 23 Asian Cup Qualifiers.

“Wonderful news!!! I am really very proud of you all. You all make us feel very proud,” Biren writes on his Facebook wall.

The names of the footballers announced by the AIFF are Dheeraj Moirangthem, Mohammad Nawaz, Bikash Yumnam, Hormipam Ruivah, Suresh Wangjam, Amarjit Kiyam and Jeakson Thounaojam.

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“It is indeed a great occasion for the state of Manipur that seven Manipuri footballers have been selected among the 28 players for the National Team Qualifying of the prestigious AFCU Under -23 Asian Cup,” Letpao said.

He said in such a proud moment, he extends his heartiest congratulations to all the selected players and pray that they do their best and bring laurels to the country and the state in particular. This feat, has again, reiterated the fact that Manipur is a Powerhouse of Sports and there is sporting talents everywhere in this land, he added.

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“I convey my support and wish all the players success in their future endeavours,” he said.

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