Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Indian Star Sunil Chhetri Gets English Trial

Indian striker Sunil Chhetri is all set to become the third Indian player to head to Europe after having being offered a trial by English championship side Coventry City.

Speaking exclusively to, Sunil’s father, Kharga Chhetri confirmed the news.

"He has indeed received a call from Coventry City for trials," Chhetri senior said.

"He (Sunil) got a call on the 16th of this month after coming back from Hong Kong and the concerned authorities informed him of the trials.”

After Mohammed Salim played for Celtic in 1937 and football icon Bhaichung Bhutia donned the colours of English side Bury FC, the Delhi lad will be the third Indian following in their footsteps if he manages to impress in the trials.

“He was supposed to go for the trials on the 22nd but now, he shall play the match for East Bengal on the 24th. Thereafter, he shall fly to Delhi and head to England for the trials,” continued the proud father.

"I am very happy for my son. It will be great if he manages to impress at Coventry and thereby move abroad,” said Sunil’s father who had every reason to feel proud.

At the start of this season when Sunil signed for East Bengal from JCT, he included a clause in his contract which guarantees that the Kolkata giants would not stand in the way of a move overseas.

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