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IM Vijayan: So many Indian players getting chances makes Hero I-League special

Indian football legend IM Vijayan at the sidelines of the Hero I-League action in Kolkata.
Indian football legend IM Vijayan at the sidelines of the Hero I-League action in Kolkata.

Blue Tigers legend IM Vijayan hailed the Hero I-League, stating that it is a great platform for the Indian players to perform and show their pedigree.

The former India International, who was in Kolkata to watch Gokulam Kerala’s clash against Real Kashmir FC, was elated that the league was being conducted despite the pandemic, while keeping all the players and officials inside the safety of a bio-bubble.

“I love watching the Hero I-League, and it’s good to see the AIFF taking such good care to conduct the league, keeping the players safe, especially during a pandemic,” Vijayan said to i-league.org.

“The thing that makes the league so interesting for me is that so many Indian players get a chance to play in this league, it is very good to see,” he stated.

Vijayan further went on to express his support for Gokulam Kerala, the only side from his state in the Hero I-League and who are currently engaged in a three-way tug of war at the top of the table with TRAU FC and Churchill Brothers FC Goa.

“I’ve come all the way from Kerala to watch Gokulam’s matches in the Hero I-League because I enjoy watching these matches,” he quipped.

“Gokulam are a good side, and they have played well so far in the Hero I-League. The 3-0 win against a strong side like Churchill Brothers was proof that they can beat anyone on their day. With God’s will, Gokulam can go on and win the league.”

(AIFF Media)