Udaipur: Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri on Saturday declared that he did not have access to the top tier during his growing days but felt the situation was changing.
Chhetri, during a visit to the Zinc Science Academy in Zawar, Udaipur, said he was excited to see the world-class infrastructure here. He said efforts like this would take Rajasthan and Indian football in the future.
"I saw it for the first time in Rajasthan football academy and I am really excited to see a modern infrastructure here. Why Indian football in the coming years," he said.
"I would like to have the infrastructure and facilities like this while growing up. With the right guidance, I'm sure the children here can go a long way not just in Rajasthan but at the national level as well."
To help looga development challenges in taking football to the next level in India, Hindustan Zinc, a company of Vedanta Group, launched a program Zinc Football is part of the public investment program.
At the center of the program is a full-time academic academy with 40 of the best players in the age of 15 who are selected from over 5000 children.
Chhetri emphasized the different phases of making a great professional footballer and shared his experiences with children who are excited to go through football. Chhetri also took the field to play short games with the kids.
Vedanta Football President, Annanya Agarwal, said, "We could not be more pleased to host the famous Sunil Chhetri.
It was very exciting to see looga to deal with young players and encourages them to reach a higher level of activity as Sunil Chhetri. ”
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