PhurbaLachenpa in provisional 23-man Indian squad

Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 08:45 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Mar 16, 2023 03:14 [IST]

PhurbaLachenpa in provisional 23-man Indian squad


GANGTOK, : Sikkim footballer PhurbaLachenpa has been named in the provisional 23-man squadfor India senior team camp which got underway in Kolkata today.

The Indian football team will train in Kolkata for five days before travelling to Imphal where they will play the Tri-Nation International Football Tournament, at KhumanLampak Stadium from March 22 to 28, with Myanmar and Kyrgyz Republic being the two opponents.

The 25-year-old goalie hails from Lachen, North Sikkim and is currently playing for ISL club Mumbai City FC. He started his professional career with ShillongLajong in 2016.

While speaking to SIKKIM EXPRESS, Phurba expressed, “It’s a surreal feeling to be a part of the Indian national team and first Sikkimese goalkeeper to be part of national team.It’s a proud moment for me and my family but this is just a small step towards my ultimate dream, I have a lot of aspirations.” 

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi