Delhi boy picked for Dutch football club U-15 squad

FPJ BureauUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 04:14 AM IST
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Mumbai : Delhi’s Kshitij Kumar Singh, a 13-year-old footballer, has joined the Holland-based NEC Nijmegen football club for its Under-15 youth squad, it was announced on Sunday.

Kshitij, a second year batch student of Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) residential football programme, had been to the Netherlands for two rounds of trials with PSV Eindhoven and NEC Nijmegen earlier this year before his selection in the NEC youth team. The 13-year-old started playing football at the age of six initially with Bhaichung Bhutia Academy and then at FCB Escola.

The forward was an early talent to be spotted by Piet Hubers, Technical Director of ISL Grassroots at the Delhi Dynamos Scouting Festival for RFYC scholarship in 2016.    –IANS

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