NEW DELHI, Nov 19: As Indian women�s team�s mercurial striker Bala Devi flew off to Glasgow, Scotland for a week-long trial at Rangers WFC, the country�s football fraternity wished her luck and termed it �a great opportunity�.
Bala Devi, who has been in the national team fold for some time now, will undergo a one-week trial at Rangers WFC, whose best finish in the Scottish Women�s Premier League was a fourth-place finish in 2018.
India women�s team head coach Maymol Rocky hailed the move and said it�s the result of the hard work that the 29-year-old has put in over the years.
�It is a great opportunity for Bala, to go and play professionally at Rangers. It is the result of the hard work that she has put in over the years. It�s really great for Indian Football that one of our players is getting the opportunity to prove herself at such a level,� said Rocky.
Indian women�s football legend Bembem Devi believes this was an instance young aspiring girls can draw inspiration from and move ahead.
�It really is a great achievement for her. Women�s football in India is growing and the fact that Bala has got this opportunity is a huge deal, not just for her, but also for the women footballers all across the country,� said Bembem. � PTI