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Dika: "I'm learning a lot from seniors"

C.S. Sabeeth & Lalrindika 'Dika' Ralte

C.S. Sabeeth & Lalrindika 'Dika' Ralte

Lalrindika ‘Dika’ Ralte is at the acme of his career and has made his presence felt in the recently concluded I-League as well as in the Pre-Olympic qualifiers against Qatar.

The Mizo lad who earned a place in the senior national camp for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the UAE has already won many hearts and impressed everyone with his talent.

“This is my first senior national camp and I am pretty excited. The seniors are guiding us very well and I’m learning a lot from them,” said Lalrindika.

Viva Kerala’s C.S. Sabeeth echoed the same feelings: “I consider myself lucky to train with such talented players. This is my second stint with senior national team having played earlier in the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers in Malaysia.”

“The state of football in Mizoram is very good now,” Lalrindika continued, while throwing some light on the current situation of football in Mizoram. “There are lots of initiatives being taken to promote the game there. It’s the most liked sport and people take a great interest in playing as well as following it.”

The Indian team will be having a rest day tomorrow and continue their training camp in Delhi on Monday.