Lajong banks on youngsters; signs three for the upcoming season

Shillong Lajong Football Club is pleased to announce the signings of Defenders, Aibanbha Kupar Dohling & Konsham Chinglensana Singh; and forward Milan Basumatary.

From LtoR: Aibanbha Kupar Dohling, Milan Basumatary, Konsham Chinglensana Singh

Aiban is a local lad from Meghalaya who was born in Sohra (Cherrapunjee). He usually plays in the Right Back position and is known to be quick and strong. He started his football career as a teenager with Shillong Lajong FC in the Academy. Then he moved to Tata Football Academy (Jamshedpur) in 2011 and is now delighted to come back to Shillong to play for the Reds.

Head Coach Thangboi Singto was pleased to secure Aiban’s signing and mentioned, 

“Aiban is a former Lajong Academy Player Who has grown to be a Good Player in the Full Back Position. As a Right Back Position was the need of the Hour, Aiban was signed. Determination, Tenacity and Commitment are his Forte.”

K. Chinlensana is a Manipuri lad who stands at 6’1 feet tall, played in the Under 15 Team of Mahindra United in the MUPC cup in 2010. He is a Centre Back who has also played for Air India for a few years before joining Tata Football Academy in 2012. In his first year stint at TFA he played the U-19 I-League which saw his team finish as the Runners Up and in the very next year, he was again part of the U-19 Squad and played the I-League where his team were crowned champions. In 2014, he went for an exposure trip to England where he trained with Sheffield United’s Under 19 Team.

The Skilful defender was also part of the India U-19 Squad that travelled to China for an exposure trip and played against Clubs like Shanghai 2000 and the China U-17 and U-19 Teams.

On bringing Konsham Chinglensana to the Club, Head Coach commented,

“A Young and Talented Defender Who Passed Out from TFA as the Best Cadet was a Target as we found him to be the Best Upcoming Talented Defender from North East. A Players who Leads both On and Off the Field. Future Lajong Captain Material. Has shown what he can do during SPL where he was a Mainstay in Our Defence.”

Milan Basumatary hails from Assam and started his football in Kokrajhar Football Academy. He can play as a striker or an attacking midfielder. He then moved to SAI Academy in Kokrajhar and was picked up by the AIFF at the age of 15 to be trained in their Elite Academy located in Goa. He went on to play for the academy up to the age of 19 where he has won Under 19 I-League and gained many experiences playing in international tournaments and exhibition matches. 

Head Coach Thangboi Singto was pleased with the signing and said

“A Regular Striker of the U 19 India National Team. His Quickness and Sharpness in Front of Goals is the reason He was signed. We Hope him to make an Impact Soon in the 1st Team. As we needed a Young Player of his Calibre Upfront, he was signed from AIFF Elite Academy.”

With the signing of these players from Meghalaya, Manipur and Assam, Shillong Lajong has added more depth and talent in the squad for the upcoming I-league 2015-16 Season.

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