Shillong: The under-15 boys of the Shillong
Lajong FC will participate in a prestigious English Cup at
Manchester in England.
The Lajong boys will leave for the week-long Manchester
United Premier Cup on August 1.
The U-15 team was selected for the prestigious trophy
after they defeated JCT 3-2 via tie-breaker at the India leg
of the cup in Panaji on February last.
Sixty four teams from all over the country had
participated in the Nike-Manchester United Premier Cup
(under-15) India-leg football tourney.
"Lajong U-15 team is the only team from India that will
vie for the cup. They are the champions in their own
standard," Larsing Ming Sawain, general secretary of the
Shillong Lajong said.
The Lajong team will face teams from all over the
world, including those from Asia, South America, Europe and
"It’s a big opportunity for our boys as they will get
global exposure," Sawain said.
The team is being coached by Bobby Lyngdoh Nongbet.