Bembem, Jeje nominated for Arjuna awards

Oinam Bembem Devi, Jeje Lalpekhlua and Gurpreet Sandhu have been nominated for the Arjuna Awards this year by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Jeje Lalpekhlua has been a key member of the national team for a while now.   -  R. Ragu

The legendary Oinam Bembem Devi, Jeje Lalpekhlua and Gurpreet Sandhu have been nominated for the Arjuna Awards this year by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

The 36-year-old Bembem called time on her illustrious international career at the end of the South Asian Games last year in Shillong, and an Arjuna will be a fitting reward for her services to the game, the AIFF felt. She has been the biggest name in the women’s game.

Gurpreet, a 25-year-old goalkeeper, who is the only Indian to have played top-flight football in Europe, also stands a good chance. Gurpreet had turned out for Norwegian top division club Stabaek last year, and was impressive.

AIFF Player of the Year Jeje has been a key member of the national team for a while and played for Mohun Bangan in the I-League.

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