Pune FC sign 21 year defender Munmun Lugun



Pune FC sign 21-year old defender Munmun Lugun,
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Pune FC have completed the signing of defender Munmun Timothy Lugun on an 18-month contract ending in 2015-16.

The twenty-one year old defender joins Pune FC after spending three months with Delhi Dynamos and will be a valuable addition to Karim Bencherifa’s side ahead of the upcoming Federation Cup and the I-League.

​Chirag Tanna, Pune FC Head ​Operations said, “We have been tracking Munmun’s progress for the last couple of years and I am glad we have finally signed him. I would like wish him the best of luck for the season ahead.”

Karim Bencherifa, Pune FC Head Coach said, “I was following Munmun closely for last few seasons, he is young and energetic side back. I hope that he will be a valuable addition for the Pune FC squad this season.”

After completing formalities, new signing Munmun said, “I am very happy to have signed for Pune FC. I will play with my heart for the club and will give my best every time I step on to the field.”

Ranchi-born central defender Munmun, began his footballing career with Simla Youngs FC as a youngster. Coming up through the ranks, he also represented Simla Youngs FC in the I-League 2nd division for a couple of seasons in 2010 and 2011.

He turned professional in 2012 as a nineteen-year old, when he was signed up by United Sikkim for their campaign in the I-League 2nd division. The youngster helped the Sikkim-side to the championship of the second division and promotion to the top-flight in mid-2012.

The following season Munmun made his top-flight debut with United Sikkim and was a mainstay of their defense making a total of 24 appearances in the I-League 2012-13.

With United Sikkim relegated, Munmun made the switch to another newly promoted side Rangdajied United. Once again, he became an integral part of the defense making 18 appearances in the I-League and helped his team survive relegation despite having a poor start.

As a seventeen-year old, Munmun also skippered the Delhi Junior team in the 47th Junior National Dr. BC Roy trophy held in Kolkata in 2010.
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