Guwahati, Oct. 2: Shillong Lajong FC today named its squad for the I-League campaign starting Saturday with a home match against national giant Mohun Bagan at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here.
In spite of the best efforts of the club to field players from all states of the Northeast in its squad, Tripura and Arunachal Pardesh drew a blank this time too. Lajong FC is the only club from the region in the I-League.
“We are trying to find talented players from Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh because our club is a team from the region and not just from Meghalaya. But our efforts are yet to bear fruit,” the club’s general secretary Larsing Ming Sawyan told The Telegraph. The 26-member squad comprises 11 players from Manipur, eight from Mizoram and three from Meghalaya, apart from four foreigners.
The squad: Wailadmi Passah, Rollingson Hungyo, Kh. Jibon Singh, M. Govind Singh, Lalchhuanmawia, Subhash Singh, C. Lallawmzuala, P.C. Lalhlimthara, Boithang Haokip, S. Tuboi, Renedy Singh, Sushil Kumar Singh, Samson Ramengmawia, Chitrasen Singh, Basant Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Lalthuammawia Ralte, Lalramluaha Hmar, John D. Menyongar, Friday Gbeneme, Ebi Theopillus Sukore, Samuel Shadap, Minchol Son, Th Bipin Singh, Lalrinzualka Khiangte, Jacob Lalrawngbawla.