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FC Goa’s Moirangthem Dheeraj Singh receives reward from AFC after making most Champions League group stage saves

Dheeraj, who excelled on the 2017 FIFA Underneath-17 World Cup at dwelling, made 26 saves in 5 matches to climb to the highest of the Zone League group stage goalkeeper standings The place is.

File picture of Dheeraj Singh. Picture courtesy: Twitter @IndianFootball

New Delhi: Younger FC Goa goalkeeper Moirangthem Dheeraj Singh turned the very best goalkeeper within the group spherical of the AFC Champions League, though his facet didn’t advance to the away leg direct elimination throughout its first look.

Dheeraj, who excelled on the 2017 FIFA Underneath-17 World Cup at dwelling, made 26 saves in 5 matches to climb to the highest of the Zone League group stage goalkeeper standings The place is.

“Dheeraj Singh actually made a reputation for himself on his mainland debut, making 26 tournament-leading saves in simply 5 video games, together with numerous memorable efforts which have earned reward from awestruck observers,” AFC mentioned on its web site.

5 West Zone group championship matches had been held concurrently at varied venues over the previous month, as an alternative of the standard dwelling and away matches for the COVID-19[female[feminine pandemic.

Goa has hosted Group E matches.

The opposite groups in Group E had been Persepolis FC of Iran, Al Rayyan of Qatar and Al Wahda of the United Arab Emirates.

The group matches within the East zone will happen later.

Mohammed Al Owais of Al Ahli Saudi FC made 24 saves to complete second, adopted by Ahmed Basil of Al Shorta (19 saves),

Mohammad Rashid Mazaheri of Esteghlal FC (18) and Adel Al Hosani of Sharjah (17).

Dheeraj had additionally been praised by opposition coaches for his extraordinary work below the bar, which had contributed to FC Goa’s attracts towards Al Rayyan (twice) and Al Wahda (as soon as).

FC Goa had been third in Group E behind Persepolis FC and Al Wahda, with three factors in three attracts and three losses.

The Indian Tremendous League (ISL) workforce had been set to grow to be the primary membership within the nation to win an ACL sport however conceded an 89th-minute aim towards Al Rayyan to play a 1-1 draw .

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