Shillong: FC Goa has signed mid-fielder Phrangki Buam for the upcoming season of Indian Super League side(ISL). The 19-year-old midfielder has signed a three year contract with the club.
Making his senior debut on the national stage in the 2018/19 season of the Hero I-League. Phrangki Buam went on to become an instant hit. He scored six goals for Shillong Lajong in that campaign, which made him the third-highest Indian goal scorer in the league and the highest for the club.
Speaking after completing the transfer, Buam said, “Well, it’s an absolute honor for me to join FC Goa. I’m happy and excited. There is real joy in my heart and I am really looking forward to my future as a Gaur”.
“So, this is like making my dream move. I hope to now give my best and bring even more success for the team in the times to come”, he added.
Praising the new comer, FC Goa’s Director of Football Ravi Puskur said, “Phrangki is a player who has immense potential and was one of the shining lights in a very talented bunch of players who emerged from the Lajong Academy”.
Hailing from Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, Buam started his career with Royal Wahingdoh where he appeared for their U16 and U18 sides. He then moved to Shillong Lajong, where he helped the side win the U18 Youth League (the current Youth League) in 2018.
Last season saw Buam help ShillongLajong win both the Shillong Premier League and Meghalaya State League where he top-scored for his side, combining goals from both tournaments. Later during the season, he had moved out on loan to Bengaluru United to play in the 2nd Division League and gain more exposure.
FC Goa is a professional football club based out of Goa that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL) and is the current holder of the Super Cup. Nicknamed the Gaurs, FC Goa has been one of the most consistent teams in the ISL – reaching 3 semi-finals and 2 finals in 6 seasons.