SHILLONG, Jan 13: Shillong Lajong will begin their U-18 I-League campaign when they take on SAI Guwahati in their first match (Shillong-Guwahati Zone) on Sunday in Guwahati at 2 PM.
Shillong Lajong is grouped with Rangdajied United, North East United and SAI Guwahati in the Zonal round of the Under 18 I-league.
The Lajong team comprises of the talented boys from the Academy and the expectations are high with these youngsters. Majority of the squad have played for the Lajong Under 16 and Under 14 Teams in the past and are working hard to make an impact in the upcoming U-18 I-league campaign this year.
The 27 member squad comprises of: Goalkeepers - Neithovilie Chalieu from Nagaland, Akash Thapa, Kevinson Bareh and Rajat Paul Lyngdoh from Meghalaya; Defenders: Habymmutshuh Nongrum from Meghalaya, Temjenwati Longkumer from Nagaland, Naoroibam Romen Singh from Manipur, A.Rakesh Singh from Manipur, Ramdinmawia Hnamte from Mizoram, Muhammed Safique Ahmed from Manipur, Apborlang Kurbah and Tomanbha Lapang from Meghalaya; Midfielders: Baiakara Swer from Meghalaya, Kagaly Anal from Manipur, Phrangki Buam, Abedniko Kurbah, Freestar Kharbangar from Meghalaya, F.Lalrohlua from Mizoram, Ganedeon Kharhill, Omebiang Lyngdoh from Meghalaya, Akoijam Loyangamba Meitei from Manipur, Samuel J Kynshi from Meghalaya and Jeremy Laldinpuia from Mizoram; Forwards: Batiplang Synteng Bamon, Donboklang Lyngdoh and Teibanskhembha Khongkai from Meghalaya, and Parvaj Bhuiya from Tripura.
Team Officials include: Coach - Aibok Kharpran, Team Manager - Milan Nongkhlaw and Physio - Vicky Nelson Syiem.