SHILLONG, Feb 15: Shillong Lajong FC’s Samuel Lyngdoh Kynshi and Samuel Lalmuanpuia have both been selected in the Indian National Team Probable Squad for the AFC U-23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers.
The two Lajong youngsters are all set to join the Indian National Team preparatory camp – 2 phases in Goa from 2nd to 8th and 16th to 19th March, 2019 and will also play an International Friendly match against Qatar U-23 National Team.
20-year-old striker Samuel Lalmuanpuia made his I-League debut in the 2015-16 season and has scored a total of 9 goals for Shillong Lajong in the I-League while 18-year-old striker Samuel Lyngdoh Kynshi made his I-League debut in the 2017-18 season and has scored a total of 5 goals for Shillong Lajong in the I-League.
India is placed alongside Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan in Group F and the teams will play the AFC U-23 qualifiers in Uzbekistan from March 22 to 26, 2019.
The AFC U-23 Championship will kick off at the beginning of the year 2020.