While the AIFF has not named a captain yet, the experienced Loitongbam Ashalata Devi is likely to lead the side in the AFC Women's Asian Cup, which will be held in three venues across Maharasthra from January 20 to February 6.
This marks the third time that Ngangom Bala Devi has bagged the award, having previously won it two years in a row in 2014 and 2015
Ngangom Bala Devi, who is currently playing for Rangers in the Scottish Women's Premier League, has been recommended for the coveted Arjuna Award
Bala had become the first Indian woman to earn a professional football contract abroad after signing for Scottish giant Rangers FC in January last year.
2020 for Indian sports was not merely about the disruption, but the year had its share of good, bad, ugly and unfortunately some truly sad events
Manipuri striker Bala Devi all set to play for Rangers FC in Scottish Women's Premier League.
The national team striker from Manipur is currently on a professional contract with Rangers, the first Indian woman footballer to do so
Acting on the Sports Ministry's directive to send nominations for this year's sports awards, the AIFF did not have much trouble in finalising the names
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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