Shillong, Feb 9: PIFA Sports won the Western India Football Association (the governing body for the sport in Maharashtra) Women’s Football League 2021-22 and they did it with a Meghalayan in the ranks – Wandashisha Marwein (pictured foreground).
This tournament is a qualifying tournament for the national Indian Women’s League 2021-2022.
Marwein had scored a hat-trick in PIFA’s recent match against a side from Pune. The attacking midfielder had previously signed for Rebels Women’s FC in the Karnataka Women’s Super Division Football League last year. She had also received a place in a trial for the U-17 Women’s World Cup by the All India Football Federation in 2019 and played for Meghalaya against a visiting Bhutan U-17 girls team in early 2020.
PIFA has a history of signing up Meghalaya players. Last season they had as many as six footballers from the state taking part in the Mumbai Football Association Women’s League. They were Badarisha Kharumnuid, Baiarkynti Mylliemngap, Eusibia Kharkongor, Betsheba Kharsyntiew, Iawanlang Nongbet and Marbarin Nongrum.
Unfortunately, the WIFA Women’s Football League 2020-21, which followed, was cancelled soon after the start because of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This season’s WIFA WFL had to pause in January because of the third wave but was able to get going again this month.
(Photo: PIFA Sports/Facebook)