Rajasthan United’s teenage prodigy Nikum leaves lasting impression in debut season

KOLKATA: Rajasthan United FC have had a memorable debut season in the Hero I-League, finishing in the top 7 of Phase 1 and qualifying for the Championship Stage. Under the leadership of young coach Francesc Bonet, a good mix of youth and experience have caught the eye with their possession-based style of play and defensive discipline.

One of these players, on the lower end of that age spectrum, is 17-year-old Gyamar Nikum who has appeared in 11 of their 14 games this season. Hailing from the Takey village in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kurung Kumey district, Nikum has had a whirlwind last few year.

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