TODAY -

Manipur Footballer David Ngaihte Rocks For Rangdajied United
Source: Hueiyen News Service

Imphal, October 17 2013: The confidence to do, the determination to overcome hardships and the hard work to excel has been the key behind Rangdajied United FC's brilliant game at home in the last two round.

And these rounds have seen the revolution of many players and one among them is David KC Ngaihte.

David is one among the many boys from Manipur plying trade in the Indian football clubs.

But what makes this Bungmual (Churachandpur) lad different from the rest is that, he became a professional footballer by chance and not by choice, unlike others who eat, drink and sleep football.



A match at the Ist Phantu Cup Football Tournament
I-League club Rangdajied United's David Ngaihte in a match against Churchill Brothers


With the motive to excel in academics and to get access to better education, David was sent to Delhi.

In the capital, while practising with friends in the evening, as it's a norm with the North Eastern guys, a Delhi club named Goodwill FC sported him and offered him to play for them in 2008 .

Even then, the college going David wasn't serious about the offer but took it up just for the sake of playing the game he loves.

With nothing to prove, he caught the eyes of the capital's football aficionados and soon earned a berth for the Delhi Santosh Trophy team.

He spent the next three years completing his academics and switching between Delhi clubs.

It wasn't until the Santosh Trophy 2012 in Odisha that, David though he could curve out a career for himself in football.

Noticed by Southern Samity in the Santosh Trophy, he joined the Kolkata club and had tremendously contributed for the team's good run in the I-League 2nd Division in 2013 that saw them in the final round of the competition.

"When I decided that I will make a career out of football, I started working really hard on my game.

I made football my life and made everything in my life revolve around it.

But I still have a very long way to go but I am not thinking much about that.

I like to take small step at a time," Ngaihte quips. Then Rangdajied United happened to David and it was no turning back since then for the deadly winger as he chose to join the Shillong side over the historic Mohammedan Sporting Club.

"I wasn't readily inducted into the I-League team.

I had to prove my mettle in the Shillong Premier League and once I got the chance, I did the best I can," David said, referring to the first two I-League games where he didn't feature.

And soon at home, he became the crowd's favourite.

Running down opponents in the left flank with his unmatched speed and ball control, he created something every time he releases the ball.

And the cheer from the crowd, every time he gets the ball, was just overwhelming for the 24-year-old."It does feel nice to be cheered by the crowd.

It motivates you to do well.

But at the end of the day, what matters to me is how much I have helped my team! How have my team played! And then of course, the win and lose factor is always there," David said.

The two-draw at home against Dempo SC and Churchill Brothers SC have portrayed Rangdajied as a different team with different mission.

"Yes, we are really doing well and we all are a lot confident bunch now.

If we keep up the tempo, which I am sure we will, we will be a team to beat even while playing away" .

Attributing the change to coach Santosh Kashyap, David opines that, "We are lucky to have a coach like Santosh Sir.

I really enjoy the way he trains us and the way he motivates each one of us.

As a team, we have improved a lot under him and for myself, I can notice the change that he has brought in me" .

Two points from four matches is not an ideal start but the way the team have played has impressed one and all.

"True, it's not an ideal start.

We could have won in the both the home matches but unfortunately we didn't - that's how a game goes.

But I hope, we will soon start winning.

Having said that, it's a long season and we will have to take one step at a time.

As for now, we are focusing on the game against Mohammedan Sporting on the 20th" .

Talking about his future, the Manipur lad was little coy about it but eventually opened up, saying, "I would like to play for India one day" .

Looking at the way David's career graph is shaping (though its little early), it won't be long before a Rangdajied boy make it to the National Team.

Hopefully, people who matters are watching David Ngaihte.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO!
  • 6th World Bamboo Day #1 : Gallery
  • Mary Kom Lessons we can learn: eRang
  • Tamenglong #11: Wallpaper Download
  • Ideals of Lamyanba Irawat
  • World Bamboo Day at Khangshim
  • Sadananda: Fellowship in Oral Tradition
  • A paradise : Poem
  • Jobs at Sky Hospitals
  • Gangte Memorial Trophy at CCPur
  • Cataract Operation (2nd Batch) at Shija
  • IM 'detention centre' busted in Dimapur
  • Exhibition by NE artists in New Delhi
  • JCILPS members released : Gallery
  • Ukhrul : Living with infamy
  • Sushila Nandeibam - Classics #2 : Radio
  • The Killing Fields - 2014 :: News Timeline
  • Revisiting my almamater: D M College
  • Stepping Into Your Purpose
  • Saikhom Pratap : Veteran Sports
  • JCILPS members @CJM, Lamphel : Gallery
  • Not Tibetan, not Chinese, am I Indian?
  • God Given Gift : Story
  • poloId kri :: Seireng
  • Accountant reqt @St. Stone Medical
  • Condemns bomb blast at Ukhrul
  • Ukhrul Blast: A Questionable Agenda
  • SBI leads mobile banking with 50% share
  • 'Ukl blast related with monetary demand'
  • SLM flays restriction on NE people
  • 'Dimapur police vindicated our stand'
  • Data block hits NE weather forecast
  • No North-easterners to serve China prez
  • Fight against corruption
  • MPP : Lost in the days of coalition
  • Sushila Likmabam (Judo) #1 : Gallery
  • Yearning for self realisation
  • Interview with Redolent
  • Works on Tongjil Maril: Gallery
  • Moirangthem Praneshwori :Akademi Award
  • Ethnic Relation in Manipur: Day 2 #1
  • Ene-hoigi leirang : Poem
  • 41st AMWJU Foundation day: Gallery
  • Free Cataract Surgery at Churachandpur
  • Jobs @Nirmaan Training Academy, Imphal
  • Conference: ICCIG at IIM, Ahmedabad
  • Admission for M.Sc. Biotech @MU
  • Students launch class boycott stir
  • Blast claims 2 women; 2 hurt in Ukhrul
  • UNC calls on Rajnath Singh
  • Sept 11 incident at NIT hostel
  • JCILPS members @Cheirap Court : Gallery
  • Royal Palace and its Loisangs
  • Unfolding Truth Behind Fake Encounters
  • Langbangi Nungsha & World Ozone Day
  • Malla Mala Leinungshi #2 : Gallery
  • The Incomplete Journey : Poem
  • An Officer's Social Tussle
  • Graphic Design Award by Yamaha 2015
  • JCIPLS: Govt. na responsibility pugadabani
  • CDRO: Condemns arrest of rights activists
  • RIST Talk at MU
  • Conference: Assessing the Roles of NGOs
  • Seminar: Knowing Manipur..Endogenous
  • Admission Test for M.Sc. Forestry @MU
  • CADA: 8th Foundation Day
  • Reqta At Cloudzack Tech, Imphal
  • 15 days judicial remand to JCILPS members
  • All NE capitals to be linked to rail in 5 years
  • Manipur duo hope for best
  • Re-employment policy
  • Amukta Ani (Scenes) #1 :: eRang
  • Black Day
  • Academic interpretation for ILP demand
  • If This Is Application Of Mind...
  • Saluting Scholars' Home's Ms. A. Biswas
  • Akiba :: Seireng
  • Heikru Hidongba #4 : Gallery
  • Invisible 9/11: @Khwairamband #2: Gallery
  • Spanish Striker Koke signs with NEUFC
  • JCIPLS: Selgi tengbang nollukchaba
  • ILP: Sit-in organized at Shillong
  • Candlelight rally for peace in NE
  • Northeast close to my heart: Priyanka
  • Assam varsity plan to honour Mary
  • Special corporation for NE road projects
  • To reduce road fatalities
  • Re-opening schools and colleges
  • eMing 2.0 - Baby Names :: New release
  • An interview with Ragesh Keisham
  • Ethnic Relation in Manipur : Day 1 Report
  • Weak areas of state educational system #2
  • ILP: non-locals @relief camp : Gallery
  • Paper Ship Builder : Poem
  • Irony of fate :: Story from Africa
  • Solar Service Camp at Monglien, CCPur
  • Restore Academic Activity to Edn Institutions
  • Alexandros Tzorvas joins NE United FC
  • Govt moots action against ASP
  • NTC lauds NPSC's action
  • Jazz & blues fest in Shillong
  • Annual conference of AAMSU at Nagoan
  • Crime against women
  • Thoughts before the talk
  • 'Kuki Black Day' @Delhi : Gallery
  • Sougaijam Somorjit : Veteran Sports
  • Unleashing wrath of Govt on JCILP
  • Governor Duggal's Farewell : Gallery
  • ILP: Mass Arrest rally @Sekta : Gallery
  • ILP: 24 hours bandh #2 : Gallery
  • Mary: nothing less than gold
  • Ima kOrge Ima nqbu :: Seireng
  • JCIPLS: Govt ga wari saba houragani
  • East-west Intl Student Conference
  • 'Kuki Black Day' observed at Delhi
  • Awareness Prog on impact of drug abuse
  • Rengdi Lem(Zeliangrong) #2 :: Ooba
  • Indo-Naga Talks 2014 :: News Timeline
  • Facing the future
  • His Ways - Not Ours
  • The Beauty Business/Craze/Hunger #2
  • Votive Drive : Poem
  • Ronaldo Laishram discovers Asteroid
  • "Go To Canada" Seminar for NE States
  • ILP : Meira Paibi Rally : Gallery
  • Govt na chin-ga khutka samnadaba
  • CADA Debating Competition postphoned
  • 'Kuki Black Day' to be observed at Delhi
  • NorthEast United FC signs another jewel
  • Protest against assault on Nurse at AIIMS
  • Monetary justice
  • The past catching up or BJPism ?
  • Invisible 9/11: @Khwairamband #1: Gallery
  • The forgotten bird; Manipur Bush-quail
  • Sharmila agitation to repeal AFSPA :Timeline
  • ILP : Arrested JCILPS Protest #2 : Gallery
  • Provoked :: Story By Thiyam Ningol, Africa
  • JCIPLS : On 24 Hour General Strike
  • Arbitrary detention of 12 JCILPS persons
  • Invisible 9/11: 56 Years of AFSPA
  • Malla Mala Leinungshi #1 : Gallery
  • Living with ASPFA for 56 years
  • Not a question of Us versus Them
  • JCILPS: 24 hours bandh #1 : Gallery
  • GRAFTS but not greeds will help MU
  • Catch The Ball, Don't Throw It
  • S.K. Mangang : Kala Akademi Award 2011
  • Zeliangrong Settlement at Heibok #2
  • JCIPLS: Condemn Dr. J. Suresh's statement
  • Condemns Ambush on SF in Ukhrul
  • Children Nature Camp @Shilheipung
  • Tributes to commando, KS Thotyo: Gallery
  • Chungkham Sangeeta #1 :: eRang Photos
  • Meitei mayek or Manipuri alphabet
  • Attacks @Imphal-Ukhrul road : Gallery
  • Imphal City at Night time : Gallery
  • Bathoi, Damlung : eMing
  • Mary Kom: Thomjallo - Thomjallo :: eRang
  • Haj Pilgrims at Tulihal Airport : Gallery
  • Where is Mary Kom's Story? :: eRang
  • meri koM :: Seireng
  • 'Mary Kom' : Movie screened at Pune
  • Khongjom Parba #1 :: Ooba Video
  • Leiyisigee Wangmada #2 :: eRang
  • Poppy :: eRang Classic Photos
  • MU Gate, Canchipur :: Panorama 360ø view
  • Pre-order Chingda Satpi for Mangka