Gangtok: November 10, 2011
A very talented and promising Sikkim woman football player Nima Lhamu, who represented India, is home for a small break after her participation in the Senior Women Indian team in Bahrain.
In the three match series with Bahrain held from 17th- 23rd September at Bahrain, India won the series by 2-1. It was also the proud moment for the young footballer to play in the senior women’s team of India for the first time.
While interacting with her, she expressed that it was her dream to play in the main team of India and it came true when she got selected in the first eleven of Indian senior team. She mentioned that it was a proud moment for her to come out on the field to play for the country. She also mentioned that she wanted to give her full effort to remain in the first eleven of India senior women’s team squad to represent the country in different international tournaments.
Adding further, she also informed that in the series against Bahrain, India won the first match by 3-0 but lost the second match by 1-2 and finally won the third and last match by 4-2. After returning from the Bahrain, she is still practicing with the India camp at Lucknow at present.
Nima Lhamu belongs to Shreebadam village in West Sikkim and played at the left wing position in the team. She has also played in the India U-19 women’s team at Dhaka earlier this year. She is a student of Girls Football Academy at Mangalbaria in West Sikkim, which has been running by the football coach Palden Bhutia. She started football training when she was 14 years old under Bhutia, she said.
Mr Bhutia said that Nima Lhamu is a skillful player and has lots of potential to be remained in the main women squad of the country. He mentioned that she has inborn talent for football to play better in the future. He also stressed that a good discipline and dedication in the game is the main advantages of Nima Lhamu in bringing her to this level.
On her achievements, the officials of Sports and Youth Affairs department congratulated Nima Lhamu for making the Sikkim proud in her very tender age.