Blind footballers get a taste of FIFA U-17 trophy

“The sheer joy and happiness that the team felt at being a part of something so historic is truly indescribable,” says Satya Kumar Singh, Honorary Secretary General of The National Association of the Blind.

The blind football team of India with the FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy in Mumbai on Thursday.   -  FIFA.com

The FIFA U-17 World Cup, the most awaited football tournament in India, has kept the nation on its toes. While the fans are busy booking the tickets, the trophy — on an India tour — has been touching million hearts. Recently, the nation’s blind football team experienced the beauty of the coveted prize in Mumbai.

The National Association of the Blind (NAB) had the chance to lay their hands on the glamourous trophy. “These football players are true achievers,” said Satya Kumar Singh, Honorary Secretary General, NAB, adding, “We are happy that the sponsors offered them a chance to spend precious moments with the trophy, when they were able to touch and feel it. The sheer joy and happiness that the team felt at being a part of something so historic is truly indescribable.”

“We believe that the FIFA U-17 World Cup Winner’s Trophy experience should be for everyone,” added Nishant Pandey, Country Director at American India Foundation. “Sport allows us to push our limits and enables us to go beyond what we feel we can attain.”

The trophy will next move to Goa on September 19.