Shillong Lajong FC announce squad for Federation Cup 2014

Shillong Lajong FC announce their squad for Federation Cup 2014

Shillong Lajong FC will be participating in the 35th Federation Cup 2013-14 in Kerala and the team departed for Kochi on the 12th of January, Sunday.

With 16 teams participating, they are divided equally into four groups and Lajong are in Group B, along with Goan Club Salgaocar SC, Kolkata Club Mohun Bagan and Mumbai FC.

Shillong Lajong Players Practicing
The Red’s best form in the Federation Cup was in the 2009-10 Season when they impressively beat the big teams of Indian Football to meet East Bengal in the final. The reds became runners up of the tournament that year losing out narrowly on penalties. Lajong will look to put on a much improved performance this year as they look to win the cup for the first time and create history.

The squad travelling for the Federation Cup includes:
Lalthuammawia ralte
Vinay singh
Minchol son
Kh.jibon singh
Wailadmi passah
Lalchhuanmawia fanai
Robin gurung
Samuel shadap
Taisuke matsugae
Ongnam milan singh
Boithang haokip
Redeem tlang
Bipin singh
Singam subash singh
Seikhohao tuboi
Cornell glen
Shaiborlang kharpan
Rupert nongrum

The team will be led by head coach, Thangboi singto who is accompanied by Team manager Birendra thapa and team physio Heikam Bikram Kumar.

Lajong who believe in promoting and scouting young talent have 9 players in the squad from the U-23 side wherein 7 players are from the Shillong Lajong Youth Academy.

Uilliams Souza Silva who has been suffering from an injury has been ruled out of the tournament as he was declared unfit by the Club’s medical staff and will be undergoing a series of test and treatment in Shillong.

The Reds will take on Salgaocar SC in their first match of the Federation Cup on the 15th of January, followed by a match against Mohun Bagan on the 18th of January and their third match will be against Mumbai FC on the 21st of January.

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