Manipuri attacking footballer Nongdamba Naorem was a part of the India U-17 football team squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017. The teenager showed glimpses of his talent during the tournament despite India failing to win all their games in the tournament against USA, Ghana and Colombia.
Nongdamba is now a part of the I-League team Indian Arrows for the 2017-18 edition of the Indian football league.
On Tuesday December 26, Indian Arrows thrashed Shillong Lajong 3-0 at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi and Nongdamba was not only a part of the scoresheet but he also scored a goal that will be remembered for ages.
You might have seen the likes of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or even Neymar scoring goals such as this. Rarely have we seen an Indian footballer do something like this. In short, he ran, dribbled past five defenders and then launched a powerful piledriver past the goalkeeper Phurba Lachenpa.
Just take a look HERE.
Also, India U-17 football team defender Jitendra Singh scored the first goal of the match for the Indian Arrows and in the process, became the youngest ever goalscorer in I-League.
Indian football fans on Twitter absolutely couldn't contain their excitement on what they just witnessed on the Boxing Day 2017 afternoon. Here are some reactions to the incredible goal by Nongdamba!
Just saw Nongdamba Naorem score the goal of the year for the Indian Arrows. Final score Indian Arrows 3-0 Lajong. Big big result— joybhattacharjya (@joybhattacharj) December 26, 2017
86' GOAL!— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) December 26, 2017
What a goal! One for the cameras, that one! Nongdamba Naorem had the whole @lajongfc defence line waiting for him as he cut in from the right but he dribbled past everyone and gaveit the perfect finish to get his goal.#HeroILeague #ARWvLAJ