Ngangom Bala Devi has been called up by the Scottish giants Rangers FC, which ended 4th in the Scottish league last year for a week-long trial.
Indian International Ngangom Bala Devi will attend a week-long trial at Rangers Women’s team, as she has been offered a trial stint at the Scottish club. Bala Devi is set to travel Scotland on November 19 and will reach back on November 26.
In an interaction with the Sportstar, the Indian International has expressed her delight ahead of her trial at Rangers FC, which finished at the 4th position in the last Women’s Scottish league season.
“This is great news because it shows people are following women’s football,” she told Sportstar. “I don’t know if I will be selected because I don’t know much about Scotland. I have only been to Spain twice and I think Scotland will be much different. Nonetheless, I will try my best at the trials,” she added.
“I want to experience their training methods and (learn) how to develop my game. Everyone plays football but there are differences in the way it is played. Through this trial, I have an opportunity to learn the differences,” she added.
“I don’t know if Rangers will select me, but I am sure other good Indian women footballers, too, will get such opportunities.”
“Indian football has been growing day by day — the Indian Women’s League began in 2016, the U-17 men’s World Cup took place in India in 2017 and next year, the women’s U-17 World Cup will be held too,” she said.
Bala Devi has been impressive with the national team and also was the top scorer in the IWL this year with 26 goals for the champions Manipur Police SC.