Pritam Brahma with Arsenal jersey

Pritam Brahma, the U-10 player of Guwahati City FC (GCFC) Unicorns who excelled Greater Guwahati Baby League (GGBL) has received a surprise gift from Arsenal FC icon and German midfield maestro Mesut Ozil as one of the top players in the baby league across the country.

Pritam, a left winger has emerged as one of the top players from the top 10 Golden Baby Leagues selected by All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Ozil sent an autographed Arsenal jersey to 10 best young players for India’s top 10 Golden Baby Leagues to encourage these budding talents for their future endeavours through the AIFF.

“I’m pretty excited to get this. I never imagined that I would be getting this jersey signed by none other than Ozil himself. It’s more than a dream for me. It will motivate me to play harder. My parents too are excited for this honour,” Pritam told The News Mill.

Pritam, a local of Guwahati who recently recovered from COVID-19 is looking forward to play again in the field.

Pritam, who played crucial role in GCFC Unicorns U-10 title triumph in Assam’s first ever Golden Baby League ‘Greater Guwahati Baby League’, was selected after deliberations with the coaches of GGBL.

Pritam was handed over the jersey by GGBL operator and GCFC co-founder Kaustab Chakraborty.  “It’s a huge boost for a new club like ours. We have a dream to sail the oceans of football and be among the best in our region. I believe this motivating will help us to forget all the pains. We are determined to work even harder in the days to come. We would like to thank the AIFF for the initiative for the baby leagues and also for coordinating in getting the honour for our kid,” Chakraborty said.

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With this, GGBL also got another feather on the cap, as it is adjudged as one of the top 10 Golden Baby Leagues of the country. There are more than 100 baby leagues are going on in India.

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