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Sanju Yadav: Indian Women Football is Moving Forward Together Every Day

Sanju Yadav
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The former Rising Student’s Club striker Sanju Yadav believes Indian football is on the right track!

Four years after winning the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Rising Player of the Year, Sanju declared winner of AIFF Player of the Year.

Talented footballer Sanju Yadav has had a long journey growing up in Alakhpura – a village in Haryana’s Bhiwani district.

She previously told how her family’s firm support played a vital role in her football career. She has successfully built a football career and sees her latest achievement as motivation to keep working hard.

Answering questions, she said:

“It is the greatness and a big motivation for me to proceed to work hard and give the best of myself.”

The two-time Indian Women’s League (IWL) champion suggested Indian football moves in the right direction:

“I see a bright future as a lot of work is being done locally to develop the game across India. I hope to do my best every time I play and provide guidance and support for players’ next generation. I believe we are on the right track and move forward together every day, thanks to the efforts of different stakeholders”

Sanju, who idolizes Indian men’s team skipper Sunil Chhetri and Women’s World Cup winner Alex Morgan, was also invited to contribute to her teammates Bala Devi and Dalima Chhibber.

“They are both great players, and I love playing with them for the national team. Playing for India is every player’s dream, and for me, every time I wear the blue jersey, it is a special moment. I plan to extend to improve as a player and to win trophies for India. We have the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup coming up, which is expected to be hosted by India, and I hope we can do well in the competition.”