December 4, 2022

India footballer Sunil Chhetri said that  it would have been a “shame” for an Army child like him to not be able to win the Durand Cup in his professional career. Bengaluru FC, led by Chhetri, defeated Mumbai City FC 2-1 in the Durand Cup final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) in this city on Sunday.

In a fantastic performance of end-to-end football, Siva Sakthi and Brazilian Alan Costa scored goals for Bengaluru FC (BFC), while Apuia scored the lone goal for Mumbai City FC (MCFC). Chhetri posted photographs and tweeted that winning with the Bengaluru FC team was very special as a way to celebrate winning the title. “Although it took two decades, it was worth the wait if it meant completing it in Bengaluru’s famous blue. It would have been unfortunate if an Army kid who played professional football had never had the opportunity to say they were the Durand Cup Champions. Please, BFC! “Chhetri, 38, tweeted.

Chhetri was the child of Sushila Chhetri and KB Chhetri, an officer in the Indian Army’s Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers. While his mother and her identical twin sisters played for the Nepal women’s national team, his father represented the Indian Army’s football squad.

(source : IANS)

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