NEROCA FC have appointed Wangkheirakpam Tomba Singh as their new assistant coach for the upcoming 2020-21 I-League season. The experienced former India international is also populary known as “Golden Tomba”.
Tomba Singh began his footballing career with YWC, Thambalkhong at junior level before he progressed to the senior level at local sides ESU, Wangkhei and USA, Khurai. He also played a major role in the Manipur State Team lifting the Under-19 National Football Championship held at Imphal where the hosts defeated Sikkim 4–1 in the final.
Catching the eyes of talent hunters at the Under-19 Championship, Tomba went on to play for Air India, Salgaocar FC, Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Churchill Brothers, Rangdajied United, Bharat FC, NEROCA FC, Southern Samity and TRAU. He was also part of the 2002-03 Santosh Trophy winning Manipur squad.
Tomba has earned 12 senior international caps for the Indian national team between 2002 and 2004.