04 August 2011

Rohit Chand

Update August 4: Now Rohit is being linked to Lille!

I was absolutely floored when I saw this on the BBC Website:
1723: FOOTBALL - North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham will battle it out to sign 18-year-old Nepalese defender Rohit Chand, who plays for Indian First Division side Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) SC, reports talkSPORT.
Here's the BBC link and the TalkSport interview. A few websites are re-reporting it here and here and here.

As the former captain and star player of Machhindra FC, Rohit Chand is one of my favorite players. I definitely could see him playing in the the top flight of 2nd tier European league (e.g. Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark) in a few years time - but the Premier League, WOW! that would be beyond my wildest thoughts. Let's see what happens.

Here is a great highlights video of Rohit when he was at Machhindra:

A great interview with him can be found here. His Official Website. Some photos of Rohit (Media are free to use):


  1. Indeed it is a great piece of electrifying news.Hopefully the youngster on whom so much praised has been heaped does make it to the top flight of English football. For now we will have to wait and see how this development unfolds. Wishing Chand all the best.

  2. THIS IS a real honour for the naepali players . hope it gonna go on on the coming future too. AND rohit chand wish u a gigantic good luck and feels proud to have such an enthusiastic player in ours country..GO ON NEPLAL AND SHOW THE WORLD WHAT U CAN DO....