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Lajong appoints Gumpe Rime as Head of Youth Development

Lajong appoints Gumpe Rime as Head of Youth Development

India Blooms News Service | | 04 Aug 2015, 11:52 pm
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IBNS)Hero I-League Club Shillong Lajong has appointed Gumpe Rime as the Head Of Youth Development.

Earlier this year, Gumpe appeared for the AFC A license Course held in Goa and was recently awarded with an AFC A license after being successful in the course.

Hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, Gumpe began his professional football career with Mahindra United in 1995. He joined Shillong Lajong FC in 2009 and was the first choice Goalkeeper when the Club gained its first I-League berth. Gumpe was also instrumental in helping Lajong finish as runners up of the Federation Cup in 2010.

He remained with Lajong until 2012 as a Goalkeeper but at the same time mentored the Junior Red’s Goalkeepers. He then joined the prestigious Tata Football Academy in 2012 as an Academy Coach and made a great contribution to the development of Players at TFA.

Expressing his delight on returning to Shillong, Gumpe said “It is a privilege coming back to the club where I retired as a player and started my coaching stint.”

“Now as a Head of Youth Development where developing and promoting young talent from the region is the prime focus, I am thankful to the club management for considering me for this role”, he added.

Speaking on the appointment, Managing Director Larsing Ming Sawyan said “To have one of our own mentoring the next batch of Lajong graduates is part of our objective of nurturing our own former players into coaches of the future.”

“Gumpe is a good Coach, has a very keen eye for talent and most importantly champions. Lajong is 100 % committed to furthering our developmental agenda in the entire North-Eastern Region and our next task is to appoint youth coaches in the states of Mizoram , Manipur and Assam immediately and the rest of the North East”, he stated.

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