Shillong: Meghalaya government is
contemplating roping in a London-based football club to coach
and train the young footballers in this soccer-crazy state.
"We had an interaction with the Brandford Football Club
in London. Efforts will be made to explore and roping in their
services for coaching facilities in football in order to
create a pool of talented football professionals," Chief
Minister Mukul Sangma said while briefing reporters about his
three-nation visit to Europe recently.
Sangma said lots of ideas have come forward and
government would soon come up with the modalities of the
tie-up even as the club has showed interest to the proposal.
"We hope to see more faces from the state in the Indian
national team," Sangma added.
Lajong is the only professional club from the North East
to play in the I-League.