Ex-India footballer Manitombi dies at 39

Kolkata, August 9

Former India and Mohun Bagan footballer Manitombi Singh died aged 39 at his native village close to Imphal in Manipur in the present day. Manitombi was affected by a protracted sickness and breathed his final within the early hours in the present day.

The nature of his sickness was not clear and his members of the family didn’t share any particulars. He is survived by his spouse and eight-year-old son.

“Mohun Bagan family is deeply saddened by the untimely demise of former club captain Manitombi Singh,” the membership posted on its Twitter web page. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Manitombi Singh.”

Key participant

Manitombi was a key member of the Stephen Constantine-coached India Under-23 aspect that lifted the LG Cup in 2003 by defeating Vietnam 3-2 in Ho Chi Minh City. It was India’s first worldwide triumph since their victory at an eight-nation match in Singapore in 1971.

Manitombi additionally represented India within the 2002 Busan Asian Games. In the identical yr, the previous right-back additionally performed in two friendlies in opposition to Jamaica at Watford and Wolverhampton within the United Kingdom.

Manitombi scored in his debut recreation for Mohun Bagan on the Calcutta Football League Premier Division in 2003 and went on to steer the membership to victory within the All Airlines Gold Cup in 2004.

Having began out his enjoying profession with Army Boys and Services, Manitombi additionally represented Air India and Salgaocar earlier than making the massive transfer to Mohun Bagan in 2003. He was final seen enjoying for Manipur State League defending champions Anouba Imagi Mangal within the 2015-16 season earlier than changing into their head coach. — PTI

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