India crew ahead Ngangom Bala Devi has gained the AIFF ladies’s footballer of the 12 months award for the third time in her profession. The prolific striker has beforehand bagged the award in 2014 and 2015.
At present, Bala Devi performs for Scottish membership Rangers. She stays the one Indian ladies footballer to have signed an expert contract with a European soccer membership.
Bala Devi signed received Rangers final summer season. She scored the primary aim for the primary crew final December and created historical past. Youthful Manisha has gained the ‘Rising Participant of the 12 months’ award.
“I’d additionally wish to thank my coaches — each at my membership in Rangers, and within the nationwide crew, and likewise and all of the coaches that I’ve performed beneath prior to now. A giant thanks additionally to my household and all my teammates for all of the help,” Bala Devi mentioned.
“I arrived in Scotland final 12 months, simply earlier than the worldwide lockdown had began, and acclimatising to any new place in such circumstances has been extraordinarily troublesome,” she added.
“However with their assist, I’ve been capable of give attention to the issues which might be most essential, and hold myself in high form, each mentally and bodily,” she mentioned.