Jeakson Thounaojam grew to become the primary footballer in India to mark up a World Cup objective at any degree. The Manipur lad rose above the Colombian defence throughout their FIFA Under-17 World Cup league match on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday to move dwelling a historic objective for India. His rating was additionally reason for super pleasure for his household, who’re in Delhi to witness their workforce’s progress. “The moment Jeakson netted the ball with a header, all our anxiety evaporated,” Bilashini Devi, Jeakson’s mom, informed NDTV.
“Both his father and me jumped out from our seats and screamed ‘goal’!” she added.
Bilashini Devi’s pleasure was nonetheless short-lived as even earlier than the celebration of India’s first objective had ended, Colombia counter-attacked, caught the Indian defence off-guard and made the rating line 2-1 which ultimately ended India’s hope of progressing any farther from Group A.
While Bilashini is thrilled and excited by the truth that Jeakson has immediately turn out to be a family title, impressing everybody together with his world-class header that he transformed from India’s nook kick, she regretted that her boy’s workforce could not preserve the 1-1 scoreline.
For Bilashini and her ailing husband, who suffered a stroke in 2015, seeing their son rating India’s first objective is a dream come true.
All the monetary challenges that the every day wage incomes household from Manipur’s Thoubal district had gone via to understand their son’s ardour for soccer haven’t gone in useless. All the wrestle, the times when the household needed to survive on one meal, appeared like they by no means occurred.
“After the game, we’ve been receiving many calls from our family members, relatives, well-wishers from our locality and others who know us, expressing their joy at Jeakson’s historic feat,” the proud mom says.
“We’re yet to receive any official congratulatory calls from the government of Manipur,” was how Bilashini Devi responded when requested if the household have obtained any name from the state authorities after Jeakson’s efficiency.
Bilashini Devi has been supporting her 16-year-old boy’s footballing profession. Jeakson’s father Thounaojam Deven, who groomed his son right into a footballer on the age of six years, wants month-to-month treatment price round Rs 8000 for his therapy.