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NxGn India: From Rohit Danu to Vikram Pratap Singh - Meet the future of India

12:49 PM IST 01/04/20
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Goal selects the best young prospects in the country right now as part of our NxGn series....

It's that time of the year when the best young talent from across the world is set to be unveiled via Goal 's NxGn series.

NxGn comes to India this time.

Some of the best youngsters from India who are set to become the future of football in the country are being profiled in this series.

The likes of Rohit Danu, Vikram Pratap Singh and other talented Indian Arrows youngsters feature in this list of 10 as we look to determine the cream of Indian football's future.

How Indian Arrows project could help mould India's golden generation!

Let's take a look at those who have made the cut (the list is in no apparent order).

  • Hendry Antonay India U17

    #10 Hendry Antonay | On loan at Arrows from Chennaiyin FC

    The right-back was part of the India U17 side that participated in the 2017 U17 World Cup held in India.

    He has made steady progress since and was signed up by two-time Indian Super League (ISL) winners Chennaiyin FC in 2018-19. He was sent on loan to Arrows at the start of the 2019-20 season where he has insturmental in defence.

    The 19-year-old is making slow but steady progress in his career.

    FULL STORY: Meet Hendry Antonay - The right-back inspired by Dani Alves

  • Ayush Adhikari

    #9 Ayush Adhikari | Indian Arrows

    The Delhi-born midfielder is yet another Indian Arrows player who finds a place in this feature.

    The midfielder was a part of the youth set up of Delhi Dynamos before his talent was spotted by the Arrows scouts who brought him in. He has made 13 apperances this time in the I-League and looks set to be a future star.

    FULL STORY: Meet Ayush Adhikari - The exciting attacking midfielder set for a bright future

  • Sivasakthi

    #8 N Sivasakthi | Raman Vijayan Soccer School

    The young striker from Tamil Nadu has an envious goalscoring record in the youth leagues for the last couple of years.

    The 18-year-old, who plays for the Raman Vijayan Soccer School in Chennai, was the topscorer of the AIFF Elite League in 2018-19 season with 22 goals - a record. He scored 17 goals this time around before the season was curtailed due to the ongoing Coronavirus scare.

    He definitely is a prospect that needs to be kept an eye on.

    FULL STORY: Meet N Sivasakthi - The prodigy with an appetite for goals

  • Gurkirat Singh; Indian Arrows

    #7 Gurkirat Singh | Indian Arrows

    The young defender from Punjab is only 16-year-old but is a prospect to look forward to in the future. The left-back was integral to the India U16 side that reached the AFC Championship quarter-finals in 2018.

    Despite his tender years, he has made 13 apperances for the Arrows last season and held his own, more or less. He is definitely one to watch out for in the future.

    FULL STORY: Meet Gurkirat Singh - Indian Arrows' very own Mr. Versatile

  • Ricky Shabong; Indian Arrows

    #6 Ricky Shabong | Indian Arrows

    Another midifelder on this list, Ricky Shabong also came through the various India youth category teams and was an integral part of the India U16 team that reached the AFC Championship quarter-finals in 2018.

    The 17-year-old held his own with the Arrows as well last season.

    FULL STORY: Meet Ricky Shabong - From breaking stones to breaking up attacks

  • Lalbiakhlua Jongte Indian Arrows I-League 2019-20

    #5 Lalbiakhlua Jongte | Indian Arrows

    Lalbiakhlua Jongte is one of the most promising young goalkeepers around in the country.

    The 17-year-old's talent was spotted early and he has been a part of the India youth set up for a while now. After rising through the various India age category teams, he has been performing admirably in the I-League with the Indian Arrows.

    FULL STORY: Meet Lalbiakhlua Jongte - The young star modelling his game on Manuel Neuer

  • Ruivah Hormipam; Indian Arrows

    #4 Ruivah Hormipam | on loan at Indian Arrows from Punjab FC

    The Manipuri defender, who can also play as a midfielder, was a vital part of the youth teams at Punjab FC. He helped them win the Elite League (U-18) title in the 2018-19 season and went on to feature in India’s maiden SAFF U-18 Championship win in 2019 in Nepal.

    He joined Arrows on loan in 2019-20 season and made 14 appearances, impressing the fans and pundits alike.

    FULL STORY: Meet Ruivah Hormipam - The rock at the back set for stardom?

  • Givson Singh India U18 Bangladesh 2019 SAFF U18 Championship

    #3 Givson Singh | Indian Arrows

    Givson was also part of the India U16 team that reached the quarter-finals of the AFC U16 Championships in 2018.

    After impressing, the 17-year-old was brought into the Arrows fold last season. The midfielder even scored his professional goal in the I-League this season against Churchill Brothers and is certainly one to look out for in the future.

    FULL STORY: Meet Givson Singh - The midfielder quietly making a name for himself at Arrows

  • Rohit Danu

    #2 Rohit Danu | Indian Arrows

    Yet another youngster from the Indian Arrows set up, Rohit Danu has caught many eyes with his brilliance in the final third for various India age group teams and the Indian Arrows.

    The 17-year-old forward has a good understanding with his teammate Vikram Pratap Singh and the duo have troubled a lot of defences in the I-League this season.

    FULL STORY: Meet Rohit Danu - The livewire in attack brimming with potential

  • Vikram Pratap Singh Indian Arrows

    #1 Vikram Pratap Singh | Indian Arrows

    Vikram Pratap is probably one of the most sought-after youngster in the country right now.

    The 18-year-old forward shot into the limelight with his performances for the India U16 side in various exposure tournaments as well as the AFC U16 Championships in 2018. He has since gone on to become a vital piece in the India Arrows team, with numerous ISL clubs reportedly vying for his signature for next season.

    FULL STORY: Meet Vikram Pratap Singh - An exciting talent earmarked for greater things