11-Yr-Old Boy From Odisha Slum Set To Leave For Germany To Train With Football Club Bayern Munich

The Logical Indian

August 24th, 2016

Source: indiatimes | Image Courtesy: newindianexpressodishasuntimes

It is a dream come true for 11-year-old Chandan Nayak, a football player from the Sabar Sahi slum in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. This young chap has been chosen to visit Germany, where he will get a two-month training with the football club Bayern Munich, a club that houses some of finest footballers in the world, like Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer and Robert Lewandowski.

It is a moment of pride for India as the country has so far produced a strong set of fan followers for the Bundesliga champions but this is the first time an Indian gets a chance to play there. Right after nine-year-old Chandan Boro from Assam made to a 6-year training program at Hoffenheim, it is now the time for Chandan Nayak.

This has been a difficult journey for Chandan who has been selected for an all-expenses paid trip to the junior academy of the football club. Chandan’s father had deserted the family when Chandan was very young. Her mother works as a domestic help at various houses and single-handedly tries to run the family. But she has always ensured that her children are brought up in a proper way.

Chandan had travelled to Pune where he won an all level competition. His performance surprised the Indian football team skipper Sunil Chettri, who was the head selector at the event.

Surprisingly, Chandan is a Lionel Messi fan and had no idea about how big a club Bayern Munich is.

Chandan will be leaving for Germany tomorrow. At Bayern Munich, he will be playing beside greats like Philipp Lahm. The best coaches of the world will train him. Around 120 students from across the world will be participating in the training.

FC Bayern Munich is German Football club that plays in German Bundesliga (German national football league). They have won the German league 26 times and UEFA Champions League 5 times.


The Logical Indian wishes Chandan all the best for his future.

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Not a political rally but a district level match

Identifying young talents in Indian football

Indian Youngster From Mizoram Selected To Train In Germany For Six Years

Kashmir Footballers To Play Spanish League

Thanks To CRPF, Two Footballers From Kashmir Are Going To Play In Spanish League

A Kerala School Which Is Investing Crores For Girls’ Football

ISL

Why The Indian Super League 2016 Has Been A Flop Show

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Karnataka BJP Leader Caught In Camera Asking Workers To Bluff & Lie To Voters

Fact Check

Fact Check: Did UPA Invite Taliban Leader To Speak At Think Fest In 2013?

Editor's Pick

A Common Man Turned Into A Brutal Murderer, Courtesy Social Media

My Social Responsibility

He Is Spending 40% Of His Salary To Run A School For The Children Who Cannot Afford Quality Education

News

Honor-Killing: Death Sentence To 6 Including Father-In-Law For Murdering A Dalit Engineering Graduate

My Social Responsibility

This Tribal Village Is On A Mission To Become The First English Literate Village Of India With The Help Of Their Local Language