Nishu Kumar, son of a college peon at Mangal Bahadur Janata Inter College in Muzaffarnagar’s Bhopa area, has made it to the Indian national football team.
Nishu has been a former member of India’s under-15 and under-16 teams and has represented the nation internationally in Russia, Japan Indonesia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Gulf and European countries.
The footballer has inspired local boys to consider a career in football. Youths and children in the town call him ‘Ronaldo Bhai’.
“I started playing the game when I was five years old. We used to play it in our school ground under the guidance of our school sports teacher. I have been learning a lot from India’s chief coach Stephen Constantine. He is an awesome coach,” said Nishu.
Nishu reportedly started playing the sport at the age of 5 and started his career from Chandigarh Academy in 2010 and represented as the captain of the Academy team.
(With inputs from ANI)
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