Sagar Hang Limboo a rising gorkha footballer from Assam

Sagar Hang Limboo has come a long way from his small tea estate village of Tipling in the Dibrugarh District of Assam to the shores of Goa. It has not been an easy journey for this youngster but he has made it thus far. Currently he is playing professional football for one of the top clubs of India, Churchill Brothers, he is already a player who is looked up by the youngsters of his village as he has showed them a way, if you have the the passion and compensate that with hard work it does not matter where you come from. Limboo plays as a forward and has knack for scoring crucial goals.
Sagar Hang Limboo
Sagar Hang Limboo 
Limboo started playing serious football from standard VIII when was selected to represent his school team. His talent was quickly noticed by the Duliajan Football Academy where he honed his talent from 2007~2009. During his time at DFA, Limboo was selected to represent Assam state team in the Under~14 Nationals. He then joined Sports Authority of India (Guwahati) for one year which further helped him to improve his football skills, it was not long before his talent was spotted by Assam State Electricity Board, one of the most successful and popular teams of the state. Limboo was an integral part of ASEB team where he spent 2 years giving impressive performance in the Guwahati League. While at ASEB he also played in Dr T. Aoa tournament and Under 19 Nationals for Assam.

While playing a tournament in Siliguri, Limboo was noticed by a senior footballer, who was impressed by his game and he put forward Limboo's name to the Kolkata Police Athletic Club which plays in Calcutta Premier League. He was called for trails but it took a lot of time for the Police to decide on Limboo, So he became a bit frustrated and decided to try his luck at Mohammedan Sporting Club where the coach liked him but again the senior footballer who had taken him to Kolkata convinced him to join the Police team, so finally Limboo donned the colours of the Kolkata Police Athletic Club in the Kolkata League. He scored 4 goals in the qualifying rounds.

Limboo also got a chance to play with Kolkata Giants, Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting, teams which he had till now watched just on TV and heard about their rich history and exploits from his father. Limboo said "It was like a dream come true for me to play with the big clubs of India, I had heard and watched their matches and suddenly I was playing with them".
Now Limboo has signed for Churchill Brothers and is training hard to further improve his skills. Limboo also has that ultimate dream of playing for the National team one day. Only time will tell if this dream of his will come true but for now this boy from Tipling is looking right on the course.

Source: Hill Football News Network (HFNN)

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