The pride of Northeast and carrying the echoes of 8 football crazy states – Lajong FC Shillong is coming to Kohima Nagaland to play an exhibition match during the opening ceremony of the inaugural Nagaland Premier League. The exhibition match will be during the opening ceremony on the 2nd of March at the local ground Kohima from 2 pm onwards. SLFC will also be conducting coaching clinics for junior footballers and goalkeepers. Along with that SLFC managers and coaches will be available to interact with the officials of the various participating club of the NPL. This was informed in a press note issued by the NPL.
“The dreams and values of this club is what most NPL clubs should look up to in terms of how football passionate entrepreneurs can achieve and unlock the doors of possibilities”, stated the press note while informing that the Shillong Lajong FC’s exhibition match in Kohima will be the showcase match during the Nagaland Premier league opening ceremony. The 442 Management also pointed out that Shillong Lajong FC will provide “sheer inspiration” to all club owners of the NPL as we embark on a new era of football in the state. “This is the club that loves Nagaland and they want to connect strongly with the football fans in Nagaland. They have given Imliakum, our local boy from Dimapur a shot at the Bayern Munich’s famous football academy which has nurtured current German stars like Phillip Lahm, Thomas Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger”, stated the press note.
Stating that Nagas do not lack in terms of talent, it pointed out that though our infrastructure is poor compared to others the NPL will be just a start with endless possibilities. “Hence the management believes Lajong to be the ultimate role model for Nagaland clubs to emulate professionally”. The Lajong FC management includes Larsing Ming as their general secretary and he is also one of the NPL league Patrons. He has been a strong advocate for football development in the Northeast region and India and an adamant supporter of the NPL because of the prospects of what it can do to Nagaland Football, it was informed.
Lajong FC Shillong was established in 1983 with the prime objective of improving the diminishing standard of football in the state of Meghalaya, and to spot, train and nurture local talent. Their objective has now turned into being the Local club for the entire northeast and they shoulder that responsibility with honuor.
A major force to be reckoned with in the I – League, Lajong’s goals and ambitions are set to only how far they see over the rainbow for they are now well beyond the hills of the Northeastern states.
Nagaland Football fanatics will see the Lajong first team in action and will experience stars like Eugene, Matthew, Tuboi and their charismatic captain Johnny who is touted as one of the best midfielder playing in the I- League; exchanging passes, tackles and stepovers with our local footballers.
Article Courtesy Morungexpress.com