I-League side Gokulam Kerala FC have announced the signing of young striker Ngangom Ronald Singh from rivals NEROCA FC.
23 year old Manipur-born Ngangom Ronald Singh has played locally before joining NEROCA FC, where he had been since 2015.
For Gokulam Kerala FC new signing Ngangom Ronald Singh, Kozhikode is not an unfamiliar place. His I-League debut was at EMS Corporation Stadium in the 2017/18 season, in which he scored a goal.
“I don’t forget that match. It was my debut match for NEROCA FC in ILeague and I was able to score in that after coming as a substitute. I was able to score a goal to seal a 3-0 win against Gokulam Kerala,” said the forward.
He also scored another goal against Malabarians to seal a win for NEROCA FC – again after coming as a substitute – in the previous season.
The forward now aims big with Malabarians. “I was able to play well in both of the matches and I am proud of myself. But at the same time there were mistakes, which I hope to perfect in the next season. My dream is nothing less than to become I League champions with Gokulam Kerala FC,” he said.
“I know the team very well. There are several Manipuri players and I have talked to them before joining the club. The squad is really strong and we can contend for title next season for sure. With the fan’s support, I think it is possible,” he said.
Having playing against Gokulam Kerala FC in front of a 30,000-strong home fans at EMS Corporation Stadium in the opening match of the 2019/20 season, he says he admired the support of Malabarians.
“When I came to Kozhikode to play against Gokulam Kerala, it was a great atmosphere. The fans supported Gokulam with all their hearts. It was a great experience. It is always nice to play in front of a good crowd. I admire this football culture in Kerala,” he said.
“If you guys are there to back us next season, we will pour our hearts on the field and success will follow. I am just waiting to meet them and play in front of them,” he added.