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Sikkim's Priya Chhetri Shines Bright: Earns Spot in Indian U-17 Women's Football Team for Asian Cup

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Saturday, September 16, 2023
Sikkim's Priya Chhetri Shines Bright: Earns Spot in Indian U-17 Women's Football Team for Asian Cup
Sikkim's Rising Star Joins Elite Ranks for AFC U17 Women's Championship Qualifiers
Government Honors Priya Chhetri with Meritorious Sports Person Award on Independence Day

In a momentous achievement for women's football, Priya Chhetri from Sikkim has secured her place in the Under-17 Women's Football National Team, gearing up for the prestigious Asian Cup set to take place in Thailand. This outstanding accomplishment underscores her talent and dedication to the sport.

Earlier this year, the Indian women's U-17 team made history by clinching the top spot in Round 1 of the AFC U-17 Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers. This remarkable feat propelled them into Round 2, where they will compete against formidable opponents: the Korean Republic, IR Iran, and the host nation, Thailand, in Group A. The top two teams from this group will earn coveted spots in the final tournament, scheduled for April 2024 in Indonesia.

The Sikkim Football Association is bursting with pride as they extend hearty congratulations to Miss Priya Chhetri for her extraordinary achievement. Priya's inclusion in the Indian squad for the upcoming AFC U17 Women's Championship Qualifiers Round 2 in Thailand is a testament to her exceptional skills and unwavering commitment to the sport.

In recognition of her outstanding contributions to football, Priya Chhetri received a distinct honor during this year's Independence Day Celebrations. The Government of Sikkim bestowed upon her the prestigious Meritorious Sports Person Award, along with a substantial cash prize amounting to Rs. 3 lakh. This accolade not only recognizes her individual achievements but also shines a spotlight on the potential and talent that thrives in the state of Sikkim.

Priya Chhetri's selection is not only a personal triumph but also a significant milestone for the state of Sikkim. She proudly follows in the footsteps of Anju Tamang, becoming the second athlete from the region to earn a place in this esteemed tournament. With her remarkable skills and determination, Priya Chhetri embodies the spirit of excellence in women's football and promises to make her mark on the international stage at the forthcoming Asian Cup.