First Indian to play UEFA Women’s Champions League-Manisha Kalyan

Youthful striker Manisha Kalyan has turned into the principal Indian footballer to play at the UEFA Women’s Champions League when she made her presentation for Apollon Ladies FC in the European Club rivalry in Engomi, Cyprus.

Kalyan supplanted Cyprus’ Marilena Georgiou in the 60th moment at the Makareio Stadium, as Apollon Ladies FC beat Latvian fifirst-classlub SFK Riga 3-0 in their UWCL opener on Thursday.

The 20-year-old had arisen as the fourth Indian ladies’ worldwide footballer to finish the paperwork for an abroad club when she handled a long-term agreement with Cypriot top division champs Apollon Ladies.

Kalyan had created amazing exhibitions for the public group and Gokulam Kerala in the Indian Women’s League (IWL).

She was as of late granted the AIFF Women’s Footballer of the Year for the 2021-22 season.

Kalyan had shot to acclaim last year when she scored against previous World Cup other participants Brazil in their own cave during a global cordial.

Kalyan is the second player from Gokulam Kerala to sign for an abroad club after Dangmei Grace joined Uzbek outfit FC Nasaf.

Apollon Ladies will next play FC Zurich Frauen on August 21.

Manisha Kalyan

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