ISL 2020: Phurba Lachenpa Joins Mumbai City FC

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Phurba Lachenpa from Shillong Lajong FC Academy is Mumbai City FC’s latest recruit.

The 22-year-old joins the club on a contract that will keep him there until 2024.

A graduate of the Shillong Lajong FC Academy, Lachenpa signed a professional contract with the Meghalaya-based club in 2015.

The Sikkimese shot-stopper made 24 appearances during his four seasons there, before signing for fellow I-League club Real Kashmir in 2019.

“I know I have to work harder and I am really looking forward to working with and learning from my team-mates. It’s a huge challenge and an even bigger opportunity for me and I am ready to give it my all,” he added.

Head coach Sergio Lobera said Phurba was one of the best goalkeepers in the I-League last season. “He is young and has tremendous potential to improve a lot in the future. Phurba’s reflexes and command during the games is something that caught our eye, and we are hoping he can continue his development here at Mumbai City,” he said.

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