Srinagar: Two young footballer’s from Kashmir Sahil Khurshid and Jahangir Ahmad Shagoo shined in India’s win against Bangladesh in the SAFF U-19 Championship at the Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday
Sahil and Jahangir were part of the India Under-19 side that beat Bangladesh by 3-0 on Thursday.
Gwgwmsar Goyary, Naoba Meitei Pangambam and Arjun Singh Oinam were the scorers as India look to qualify for the knockout stages from Group B. Bhutan are the third and final side in the group.
Group A consists of hosts Nepal, Maldives and Pakistan. The top two sides from each group will progress to the semi-finals.
India roared into action from the very beginning and dictated the tempo of the game. Attackers like Ishaan Shishodia, Naoba Meitei Pangambam, and Sahil Khurshid relentlessly probed Bangladesh’s defence, making their intentions abundantly clear.
But it was the solid wall of defence, featuring the likes of Jahangir Ahmad Shagoo, Thomas Kanamoottil Cherian, Vijay Marandi, and Ricky Meetei Haobam, that truly held the fort. India’s goalkeeper Lionel Daryl Rymmei showcased his mettle with good saves, defying Bangladesh’s attempts to breach their citadel.
Sahil and Jahangir are reckoned highly and may go on to achieve higher levels in future.