Odisha FC have bolstered their assault by signing of teenager Samuel Lalmuanpuia from Kerala Blasters FC for the subsequent two years. The 21-year-old made the swap after that includes simply 5 occasions for joined the Kochi-based outfit following his debut within the Indian Tremendous League (ISL) 2019-20.
Lalmuanpuia is the second participant to go away the two-time ISL finalists this week. Sandesh Jhingan and Kerala Blasters mutually parted methods on Thursday.
“I’m fairly excited to play for Odisha FC. They’ve an excellent fan base & will probably be nice to play in entrance of a vocal crowd in Bhubaneswar. I’d need to carry out nicely & contribute to the staff’s success within the upcoming season,” Lalmuanpuia mentioned in an official assertion after becoming a member of the Bhubaneswar-based membership.
A local of Mizoram, Lalmuanpuia was a youth product of the Chandigarh Soccer Academy, which has produced thrilling prospects like Anirudh Thapa, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, and Jeakson Singh.
In 2015, he made the transfer to Shillong Lajong FC’s youth staff, making his senior debut for the staff in the course of the 2015-16 I-League season on the age of 17.
He went on to make 64 look for the membership over the subsequent three seasons, scoring 13 objectives and helping one other 5 and in addition went on to captain them. His greatest efficiency got here within the 2017-18 season, when he was named the I-League Rising Participant of the Season.
He joined former I-League champions Minerva Punjab on mortgage in the course of the 2018-19 season, that includes in all their six AFC Cup matches and even scored towards two-time ISL champions Chennaiyin FC.
“Samuel is a participant I’ve had my eyes on for fairly a while. He suits what we try to construct right here and might hopefully make an affect. We hope we will maximize his skillset so he can attain the dizzying highs he had at Shillong Lajong,” Odisha FC President Rohan Sharma mentioned after securing his providers on a two-year contract.