All India Football Federation nominates Sandesh Jhingan and N Bala Devi for the Arjuna Awards for their consistency in recent years.
Sandesh Jhingan is a central defender in the national team. AIFF nominated him because of his achievements and consistency in the game and so for the N Bala Devi as well. “We have decided to send the names of Sandesh and Bala Devi for the Arjuna Award keeping their consistent showings. So, it’s one male and one female,” said AIFF general secretary Kushal Das.
AIFF did not have trouble in choosing the names. And responded to the Sports Ministry’s directive.
(With inputs) …