Shillong Lajong FC has announced four new signings for the forthcoming 2014-15 Season. Aiborlang Khongjee, David Ngaihte, Seimeinlen Doungel and Rehnesh Thumbirumbu Paramba will don the Lajong colours in the new season and will also be part of the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC.
Former Lajong captain Aibor Khongjee is all set to make a comeback after a two season stint with Kolkata outfit Mohun Bagan AC. The 26 year old defender had a successful season at Mohun Bagan last year and also made his debut for the Indian national team in 2013.
JCT Academy product Seimeinlen Doungel is a 20 year old forward who hails from Manipur. He leaves Kolkata giants East Bengal Club to join the Reds in the upcoming I-League season. He is currently with the Indian U-23 national team to prepare for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games.
Lajong has also inked the services of David Ngaihte and Rehenesh Thumbirumbu Paramba. David, a Manipuri midfielder grew up playing football in New Delhi while goalkeeper Rehnesh Thumbirumbu Paramba from Kerala also signed a contract with the Reds. The club will look to benefit immensely from the services of these talented new signings.
Prior to this latest signings, Lajong agreed terms with five new players for the Lajong senior team, who also represented India in the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers last year – Alen Deory from Assam, Vishal Kaith from Himachal Pradesh, Issac Vanmalsawma & Joseph Lalfakzuala from Mizoram and Pritam Kumar Singh from Manipur.
Altogether, Lajong has signed nine domestic players who will also ply their trade in the much anticipated IMG Reliance League, the Indian Super League (ISL), which is scheduled to commence in September 2014.
Assamese striker Durga Buro, who joined Lajong in February 2014, has extended his contract with the Reds and will also be part of the NorthEast United FC squad.
Shillong Lajong FC Head Coach Thangboi Singto said, “This is a step forward for the club and we are extremely delighted to have secured the services of these talented players to our club and feel confident that they will help us achieve our targets in the upcoming season.”