3 Shillong footballers for Denmark club
Three I-League players of Shillong Lajong Football Club will be travelling to Denmark to undergo training with FCV Vikings, a first division Danish club. The players are Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Lalramluaha and Lalthuammawia Ralte.sports Updated: Jul 13, 2012 15:21 IST
Three I-League players of Shillong Lajong Football Club will be travelling to Denmark to undergo training with FCV Vikings, a first division Danish club. The players are Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Lalramluaha and Lalthuammawia Ralte.
The training for the three promising footballers was cleared after Shillong Lajong FC inked an agreement with Anglian Holdings Sports and Marketing, a Dubai-based MNC with diverse global interests and the first to come forward for FDI in Indian football.
The three footballers will leave Shillong on Saturday and will be in Denmark by July 29. They will have access to the best training facilities. The trip will also serve as an exercise to gauge the standards of the Indian League players, as the three boys seek to gain valuable international experience from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
In the last two years, Shillong Lajong FC has sent 23 of its junior players to foreign soil to train and play in some of the world's best known clubs such as Manchester United, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich. The Denmark trip will be the first time that the club is sending its I-league players abroad.
Shillong Lajong FC general secretary Larsing M Sawyan said: "The trip will serve as a platform to provide the club and its players an insight into European club football and learn from the experience. We hope to conduct many such exposure trips in the future, which shall include promising players, junior coaching staff as well as managers and executives."
First Published: Jul 13, 2012 15:20 IST