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The incredible story of how Afshan Ashiq became the captain of a women’s football team

Remember the Kashmiri girl Afshan Ashiq, who’s photo went viral of her pelting stones and turned into a web sensation? She put the popularity to great use by urging ladies to join her in arranging an undeniable football group in the state, of which is presently skipper.

The 23-year-old joined a football club in Mumbai, and her biography has additionally propelled a Bollywood biopic. The skipper cum-goalkeeper of the Jammu and Kashmir ladies’ football group as of late met with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh alongside her mentor Satpal Singh Kala and director Tsering Angmo, and asked him to orchestrate the fundamental assets and budgetary guide to begin a Sports Authority of India Institute in Kashmir, which would help young ladies from the state to prepare and play the game.

While talking to the media, Afshan said that the state government has just assisted with gear and assets, which has helped her frame a total group. She stated,

“I was impressed by how patiently a Union minister heard the issues raised by us. We sought better sports infrastructure in J&K. The home minister called up J&K CM in front of us and told her to meet us when we get back to Srinagar.
While I have joined a Mumbai football club to pursue my dream to be a national-level player, it is my honour to also captain the J&K women’s football team.”

Notwithstanding the battles she needed to confront, Afshan stays solid in her determination, responsibility and dream. More power to you Afshan!

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