Two Indian footballer stars of National football team have been recommended for the prestigious Arjuna Award by the All India Football Federation. Decision to recommend Sandhu and Lalpekhlua was about their recent performances. While Sandhu is the goalkeeper and Lalpekhlua, has been good in his attacking and assist skills in the game.
It should be noted that in 2017, national governing body had already recommended these players along with former women’s team captain Bembem Devi. Sadly, the award to given to the Bembem Devi for her superb performance. It must be noted that Sandhu and Jeje are top performers in the India team. Sandhu is the only second footballer after Sunil Chhettri to play the Asian Cup final rounds twice (2011, 2019).