Manisha Kalyan becomes first Indian to play in UEFA Women’s Champions League | Football News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Younger striker Manisha Kalyan has develop into the primary Indian footballer to play on the UEFA Ladies’s Champions League when she made her debut for Apollon Women FC within the European Membership competitors in Engomi, Cyprus.
Kalyan changed Cyprus’ Marilena Georgiou within the sixtieth minute on the Makareio Stadium, as Apollon Women FC beat Latvian high flight membership SFK Riga 3-0 of their UWCL opener on Thursday.
The 20-year-old had emerged because the fourth Indian ladies’s worldwide footballer to signal for an abroad membership when she landed a multi-year contract with Cypriot high division winners Apollon Women.

Kalyan had produced spectacular performances for the nationwide crew and Gokulam Kerala within the Indian Ladies’s League (IWL).
She was just lately awarded the AIFF Ladies’s Footballer of the Yr for the 2021-22 season.
Kalyan had shot to fame final yr when she scored in opposition to former World Cup runners-up Brazil in their very own den throughout a global pleasant.
Kalyan is the second participant from Gokulam Kerala to signal for an abroad membership after Dangmei Grace joined Uzbek outfit FC Nasaf.
Apollon Women will subsequent play FC Zurich Frauen on August 21.


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