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Oinam Bembem, Jeje Lalpekhlua and Gurpreet Sandhu nominated for Arjuna

Tuesday, May 2, 2017,13:15 IST By anju A A A

New Delhi | The legendary Oinam Bembem Devi, Jeje Lalpekhlua and Gurpreet Sandhu have been nominated for the Arjuna Awards this year by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

The 36-year-old Bembem called time on her illustrious international career at the end of the South Asian Games last year in Shillong, and an Arjuna will be a fitting reward for her services to the game, the AIFF felt.

She has been the biggest name in the women’s game.

Gurpreet, a 26-year-old goalkeeper, who is the only Indian to have played top-flight football in Europe, also stands a good chance.

Gurpreet had turned out for Norwegian top division club Stabaek last year, and was impressive.

AIFF Player of the Year Jeje has been a key member of the national team for a while and played for Mohun Bangan in the I-League.