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Indian Chauhan creates history Indian Chauhan creates history Aditi Chauhan has created history as become the first Indian footballer to ink a deal with English Premier League (EPL) club West Ham Unitedís ladies team.

She become the first woman player from the country to have been signed up by a top club in England.

The club said that Aditi, who has represented the under-19 Indian national womenís team at AFC Qualifiers in Malaysia, was a late addition to their squad during pre-season.

Chauhanís football journey kicked off when her school coach asked her to participate in Delhi under-19 team trials. She was appreciated for her contribution to India winning the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) womenís cup in 2013.

West Ham Ladies are currently in the Football Associationís (FA) Womenís Premier League Southern Division, a league in the third level in the womenís football structure in England.

West Hamís senior menís team is a regular at Englandís top-flight football, the EPL.

ďGreat news for Indian football! West Ham have signed Indian intíl goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan for their ladies team,Ē West Ham Ladies tweeted yesterday.

ďChauhan: Plenty of love on Twitter today for our new Indian international goalkeeper back home in India.

Aditi tweeted, ďThank you all for the overwhelming response and wishes. I will work hard to make this opportunity count.

ďThere is no other way but to improve from here. We need to build ourselves back, get together and move forward.Ē

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