5 Pairs of brothers who are making it big in Indian football
#4 Rakesh Oram and Bekey Oram
The Gill brothers aren't the only family members Bengaluru FC have recruited. While a lot of women from Odisha have represented the country in various age groups and senior team, the men from the coastal state haven't found the same luck. But, the same can't be said about the Oram brothers.
Elder brother Rakesh Oram became the first player from Odisha to play in the ISL when Mumbai City FC signed the Sambalpuri-born player in the 2016 season. A regular in India's age-group teams, Rakesh made a total of 10 appearances for the Islanders in the third and fourth edition of the tournament, mainly coming on as a substitute.
Bengaluru FC signed the talented midfielder for their 'B' team but an injury derailed his playing time in the 2018-19 season. Rakesh also signed for DSK Shivajians in the 2015-16 I-League season.
Bekey, on the other hand, was a part of India's squad for the 2018 AFC U-16 Championships squad. Then only 14, Bekey was the youngest player in the squad and constantly created menace for the opposition defenders.
Bekey represented Bengaluru FC in the Hero Elite League, where they finished third in their group comprising of East Bengal, SAI Guwahati, and Delhi Dynamos. Bekey is also a part of Bengaluru FC's Hero Junior League squad which topped the regional Karnataka zone with a staggering +74 goal difference.
Published 15 May 2019, 13:15 IST