Shillong Lajong FC Under 19 Team are all set to participate in the new edition of the I-League U-19 Football Tournament North East Zone Qualifiers to be held in Mizoram at the Lammual Stadium and the first match will kick off on the 4th of February 2015 at 11:00am.
The Junior Reds who are under the watchful eyes of Head Coach Alison Kharsyntiew, will play their first match against Chanmari FC on the 4th of February at the Lammual Stadium at 11:00am.
Majority of the U-19 squad members beat all odds as each played a vital role in the very young team that won the Shillong Premier League in December 2014. The Lajong Under 19 Team have been under a rigorous training regime at the Fifa Turf Polo Ground Shillong. They have also played several practice matches against the local football clubs in Shillong including the Clubs’s Senior Team.
In recent friendlies, the Junior Reds won 1-0 against ARC and displayed another commendable performance against Langsning FC winning by a score line of 2-0. The Junior Colts also registered a 2-1 win over Nongthymmai, Rynjah 3-1, Laban 2-1 but lost against the Lajong Senior Team by 4 goals.
Head Coach Alison Kharsyntiew believes in building the squad physically and mentally. He said, “Team Development is highly crucial and the players need to be motivated and should have the hunger to be Champions”. The Junior Reds are known to have the “Fighting Spirit & Confidence ” in them and Coach Alsion further stated that, “We need to work as a team, stay together and understand each other on and off the pitch as well. The boys are smart and intelligent, they just need to believe in themselves and utilise all their skills on the pitch and come out as winners”.
Shillong Lajong FC believes in promoting and scouting talent from the North East and thus, the Junior Squad is boosted with players from different states of the North East and look to get the best out of these talented bunch in the hope of producing the next generation of Football Stars.
Shillong Lajong Under 19 Team:
Sh Dinesh Singh
N Rojit Singh
N Sana Singh
Sheen Stevenson Sohktung