WHY IN THE NEWS?
- Senior India defender, Sandesh Jhingan was named the AIFF men’s Footballer of the Year 2020-21 season.
- It is the first time that the towering central defender has received the AIFF Player of the Year award, having won the Emerging Player of the Year Award in 2014.
- While midfielder Suresh Singh Wangjam was picked as the Emerging Player for the year award for 2020-21.
- The 20-year-old Suresh, who made his Blue Tigers debut earlier this year against Oman, was part of the Indian side that competed at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017.
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