Durga Boro looks ahead at ISL

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  • Published 10.10.14

Guwahati, Oct. 9: Assam lad Durga Boro of Northeast United FC has no regrets of leaving Oil India FC, Duliajan in his quest to become a professional.

Talking to The Telegraph, Boro lamented that footballers from Assam have a lacklustre approach towards taking risks and seem to be content with little.

“Despite being good footballers, our boys hardly want to take the risk of letting a job slip out of their hands. They lack ambition,” Boro said.

The 27-year-old forward from Kokrajhar, who currently plays for I-League side Shillong Lajong FC, earlier represented I-League outfits, including Churchill Brothers, and the now defunct Mumbai Tigers FC.

On his journey so far, Boro recalled, “My journey started way back in 1999 when I went on to represent my school in the Subroto Cup before joining Sports Authority of India, Guwahati. I started playing for Oil India in 2004 and it was in 2009 that I was picked by Churchill Brothers. I stayed with Churchill for three years before signing for Mumbai Tigers for whom I played two seasons before the club shut down. Shillong Lajong FC signed me this year and since then it has been quite an eventful journey.

On the team’s prospects in the Indian Super League, the forward sounded quite optimistic. “It’s a professional atmosphere here although the foreign recruits are quite friendly. It’s a great learning experience and our journey has just begun. We are a young side but we will give it our best shot,” said Boro.