(Rajesh Sahu) : The Odisha government has a number of schemes for national level female football players, but the scheme has not been implemented. Many players are being excluded from the scheme.
Sundergarh district is a tribal district. There is no shortage of players in the district. All kinds of talented players like hockey, football are full in this Sundergarh district.
Guddi Tirkey lives in Haldia Dafei in Birmitrapur municipality.
In 2016, he took part in the All India Football Championships in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh and took the third place, making Odisha his name in India.
Today, however, he is working as a petrol pump employee. He has not received any training or financial support from the government to fulfill his dream. A letter of appointment was received from the DG’s office, either in B or C grade, and all of his papers were written for verification.
Knowing all this, he is upset that after taking all the papers and checking all the papers at the police headquarters in Cuttack, no results came out. Although he was a talented player, all his hopes were dashed. She is the daughter of a very poor family. Dad runs a small shop to support his family.
However, due to the lack of funding, the national-level crowd of talented female players has gone to the international stage today to show their mettle, instead of going to the international stage to work for the sake of themselves and their families.
With the attention of the government sports department and the district administration towards the female footballer, she may be able to make her dream come true in the coming days. It remains to be seen when the government and the administration will help these women footballers.