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Malaysian footballer at Kalimpong club door for training

Wednesday, 6 March 20130 comments

NBS Times

Kalimpong March 7: Soccer in the hills of Darjeeling is always a much loved game although the country barks on cricket. Budding talents from here, over the years have always been taken by top clubs in Kolkata to play for them. In a rare stint now, a Malaysian footballer Stevenson Sundara Segaran who plays as a midfielder and seeked training from a football academy in Brazil will join the Share Football club in Kalimpong that will boost the morale of the club high in the coming days.

The Malaysian who just finished playing the Kuala Lumpur First Division League in Malaysia will arrive in Kalimpong on March 23 to formally join the club. Segaran though has an aim to the play the I-league. “I am an unknown footballer in India. By deciding to join Kalimpong Share club and train myself I would also be looking for options to make contacts with the top clubs in India. Since it would not be easy to get exposure in the top clubs straightaway I have taken the opportunity join share,” says the footballer

Stevenson said he is looking forward to play in Kalimpong and also share his experiences with the other players. “The officials from the club have told me that Kalimpong is a lovely place. I am really looking forward to get myself trained there. I will contribute hundred percent to the club as long as I am there and also help out other players sharing my experience,” add the mid-fleider.

Stevenson would be playing his first game for the Share Football Club on April 6 in a exhibition match against the IIS Football club from Thailand. The IIS football club is a team from the Ramkhamhaeng University based in Bangkok. The Match will be played in Mela ground. “The exhibition match is being hosted to boost the morale of the players and also entertain the football loving people of Kalimpong,” said an official of the Share club.

Share Football Club General Secretary, Norden M Lepcha said, "With very limited resources at our disposal we are trying to run our club in a professional manner which is a tough ask. We are satisfied with what we have achieved in a very short span of about 2 years. Now Stevenson coming to our club for training shows that we are being viewed by the people as an organized club, we welcome him to our club". 
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