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Thopi joins I-League club TRAU FC

Correspondent KOHIMA DEC 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/5/2019 12:20:08 PM IST

Former Aizawl FC player Khwetelhi Thopi has joined the newly promoted I-League club Aciesta TRAU Football Club, Manipur on a one year contract. 

He will be wearing jersey 23 as a forward for the club. The 28-year-old hails from Chizami village under Phek district. 

Confirming this news to Nagaland Post, Thopi said has been working hard to get his spot in the team. "First of all, I want to thank God for helping me again. I also want to thank my families, friends and fans for their continuous support and prayers,” said Thopi.

“I consider myself the few lucky players from North East who got opportunity to play in all the top clubs from north east playing at the highest level in the country (Rangdajied FC Shillong, Aizawl FC and now TRAU FC)," said the former Aizawl FC player.

He also paid his respect to his former coach William Koso who had arranged the trial for the Manipur club which he ended up signing for the team. 

Thopi will be the only Indian striker apart from three foreigner striker who will be fighting for his position in the first eleven. 

He said it will be a big challenge as he needs to prove himself worthy whenever he gets his chance to play.

As a senior player in the state, his message to the upcoming football player was, "My message to all the footballers back in my state to work hard, dream high to play at the top level. If we work hard, discipline ourselves and pray to God, all our dreams will be fulfilled".

Thopi has made headlines in local football tournament and the now-defunct Nagaland Premier League for Life Sports, Kohima Komets and Veda FC. 

His major role came through for his first club, Life Sports Football Club when they won the Classic Cup and NSF Martyr’s trophy in 2012.

 

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