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Bhaichung Bhutia comes to the aid of Kashmiri youth Majid Khan, offers training stint at his academy

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The youngster had joined terrorist outfit Lashkar e-Toiba but gave up arms after an impassioned plea by his family.

Former Indian Captain Bhaichung Bhutia has written to the Jammu and Kashmir Football Federation offering a training stint to Kashmiri Youth Majid Khan at Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools, New Delhi.

“I was very sad to read reports of Majid joining a terrorist organisation. Football has provided solace to many over the years and I felt he requires a platform to play the ‘Beautiful game,’ again” Bhutia, the sole Indian Player to have played over 100 International matches stated.


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“I have already touched base with the J&K Football Association offering him to train with Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools in Delhi. I want him to train under my Coaches and then we can decide where he stands as a player. I believe he deserves an opportunity and hence, felt best to open the doors for him,” Bhutia who is the owner of United Sikkim FC added.

“I also read that he has been a promising Footballer since his childhood and has even won quite many trophies,” the Padmashree explained. “Once you start kicking the ball again, you never know, your lives may just kick-off again. We want Majid to come back to normal life eat the earliest.”

Majid’s mother Ashiya Begum had made emotional pleas on social media asking her son to come back home after she heard that Majid had joined terrorist ranks, a plea which forced Majid to return back home.

 

Published: Sat Nov 18, 2017 08:31 PM IST

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