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Kickstart Football Club’s Nikhil gets selected for U23 AFC matches in Dubai

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Bengaluru: Kickstart Football Club’s Nikhil Raj has got selected for U23 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) matches in Dubai. He comes from underprivileged section of the society in Bengaluru and has now risen to become a star.

Shekar Rajan, Founder Chairman of Kickstart Foundation said, “It gives immense pleasure to announce that a Karnataka boy and also our own product who has been a star mid-fielder for the super division of Bengaluru, and played for Indian arrows under 19 team has been selected for the AFC CUP at Dubai. They will be playing three matches and we are aiming big things from Nikhil. He is going to be the next big star for Karnataka Football.”

Laxman, Founder of Kickstart Foundation, said that he had identified Nikhil at the age of 16 when they took him to Holland. “I always said and believed that Nikhil will be a big player not only in India but in Europe. He can do what no other player can in the ground. His immense presence, skills to be able to control the ball and to be at the right place at the right time are great assets a team can have,” he added. Laxman also believes that Nikhil will be called for the men’s team and he has a big future ahead.

Laxman is also hopeful that Nikhil would make it to Europe one day and this could only happen with the like-minded people around him. “These are the people who would want Karnataka to fly,” he added.

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