Shillong Lajong FC Squad Announced for Hero I-League 2015-16

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Shillong Lajong Squad Season 2015-16
Shillong Lajong Squad Season 2015-16

Shillong Lajong FC, one of the two clubs from North-East, the other being Aizawl FC (You’re Welcome!) have announced their complete squad and Team list for the upcoming I-League 2015-16.

Believing in the products of their Youth Development Program, SLFC have once again inducted fresh young legs in the squad, many of whom had a role to play in their recent Shillong Premier League crowning.

The Shillong Lajong FC Squad for Season 2015-16 stays as follows:

1. KUNZANG BHUTIA (GK)

2. VISHAL KAITH (GK)

3. PHURBA TEMPA LACHENPA (GK)

4.  AIBOR KHONGJEE – Defender

5. NIM DORJEE TAMANG – Defender

6. SH.SANDEEP SINGH – Defender

7. CHINGLENSANA KONSHAM SINGH – Defender

8. SORAISAM PRITAM KUMAR SINGH – Defender

9. RAKESH PRADHAN – Defender

10. SAMUEL SHADAP – Defender

11. AIBANBHA KUPAR DOHLING – Defender

12. ROBIN GURUNG – Defender

13. YUSUKE YAMAGATA – Defender

14. BOITHANG HAOKIP – Midfielder

15. ZODINGLIANA TOCHHAWNG – Midfielder

16. TH.BIPIN SINGH – Midfielder

17. JACOB LALRAWNGBAWLA – Midfielder

18. LALRAMMUANA – Forward

19. SAMUEL LALMUANPUIA – Forward

20. HARDYCLIFF NONGBRI – Midfielder

21. RUPERT NONGRUM – Midfielder

22. ISAAC VANMALSAWMA – Midfielder

23. ALEN  DEORY – Midfielder

24. MILAN BASUMATARY – Forward

25. JOSEPH LALFAKZUALA – Midfielder

26. REDEEM TLANG – Midfielder

27. SHAIBORLANG KHARPRAN – Forward

28. FABIO HENRIQUE PENA – Forward

29. UILLIAMS BOMFIM SOUZA  – Forward

30. PENN ORJI  – Midfielder

Several youngsters from the Lajong Academy have been promoted to the Senior Team over the years and after seeing the potential of many boys who hail from different parts of the North East region, the Lajong Coaching Department elevated more youngsters namely; Hardy Cliff Nongbri, Phurba Lachenpa, Rakesh Pradhan and Samuel Lalmuanpuia. The Reds have also signed the three rising stars in Indian Football; Aibankupar Dohling of Shillong, Milan Basumatary of Assam and Chinglensana Konsham Singh of Manipur.

Meanwhile Head Coach Thangboi Singto shared his views on the Lajong Squad. He said, “Overall and including the foreigners we are a very young team. It is a good mixture of experienced players in important positions along with talented Indian young local players in every position.”

“The bench strength is much stronger and there is a cohesive unit and great team spirit.” He concluded by saying, “We need to believe that we can finish the league at the top half and definitely aim to achieve nothing less than top 3. But for that to happen we need to be much stronger this season defensively as a team.”

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