Kolkata, August 9
Former India and Mohun Bagan footballer Manitombi Singh died aged solely 39 at his native village close to Imphal in Manipur on Sunday.
Manitombi was affected by a protracted sickness and breathed his final within the early hours of Sunday. The nature of sickness was not clear and his relations didn’t share any particulars.
He is survived by his spouse and an 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 deal with.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Manitombi Singh,” it added.
Manitombi was a key member of the Stephen Constantine-coached India Under-23 facet 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 event in Singapore in 1971.
Manitombi additionally represented India within the 2002 Busan Asian Games. In the identical 12 months, the previous proper again additionally performed in two friendlies in opposition to Jamaica at Watford and Wolverhampton within the United Kingdom.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) condoled the passing away of Manitombi.
“It is sad to hear that Manitombi Singh is no more. I share the grief,” AIFF president Praful Patel mentioned in his condolence message.
“Manitombi was a talented footballer and full of energy. May his soul rest in peace,” federation common secretary Kushal Das mentioned.
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 large 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