Shillong Lajong FC announce squad for Hero i-League 2015-16

Shillong Lajong FC - Hero i-League 2015-16
Shillong Lajong FC announce squad for Hero i-League 2015-16
Shillong Lajong FC announced their squad for Hero i-League 2015-16 season.

The North-East club have included the academy graduates Hardy Cliff Nongbri, Phurba Lachenpa, Rakesh Pradhan and Samuel Lalmuanpuia in the squad. Aibankupar Dohling of Shillong, Milan Basumatary of Assam and Chinglensana Konsham Singh of Manipur are three new young Indian signings.

The Team:

1. Kunzang Bhutia - Goalkeeper
2. Vishal Kaith - Goalkeeper
3. Phurba Tempa Lachenpa - Goalkeeper
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

Shillong Lajong FC coach Thangboi Singto said about the team, "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. 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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