Rangers Women give trial to Indian international

Rangers give trial to India star
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Rangers have taken India’s national team captain, Bala Devi Ngangom, on trial from Bengaluru FC, with whom the Glasgow club have a partnership.

The 29-year-old plays as a striker or an attacking midfielder, has 43 caps for her country and an impressive tally of 36 goals.

Top scorer in the Indian Women’s League for the past two seasons, Ngangom has also been named as All India Football Federation (AIFF) Women’s Player of the Year twice.

RFC Women’s & Girls’ Football Manager, Amy McDonald told rangers.co.uk: “Welcoming Bala Devi Ngangom on trial represents an exciting development for the Women’s programme.

“We are looking forward to having Bala here in Glasgow and seeing what she can do at first hand.

“Planning has already started for next season and we have the opportunity to build a really strong squad over the winter break to truly compete in 2020.”

Ngangom said: “I am delighted at this chance and would like to thank Bengaluru FC and Rangers FC for making it happen.

“Training in the UK will be a new experience for me, and it is one that I am looking to make the most of. I also hope that this opportunity will open doors for more talent in women’s football in India to opportunities like this.”

Mandar Tamhane, CEO Bengaluru FC said: “The development of women’s football is one of the key aspects of our partnership with Rangers and we’re really happy to facilitate this trial for Bala Devi.

“We’re sure she will make most of this experience in Glasgow. Bengaluru FC, with Rangers, will look to create more such opportunities in the future.”

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