Shillong, Nov 12: Emboklang Nongkhlaw has been called up for a trial for the Indian national U-16 boys’ football team, the Meghalaya Football Association informed today.

Nongkhlaw was selected to be part of Tata Trusts’ flagship Centre of Excellence for Football in Aizawl and he was spotted there by India U-16 coach Bibiano Fernandes when the latter visited Mizoram to scout for players last week. Nongkhlaw is the current top scorer of the Mizoram U-15 League, having scored 14 goals.

The left-winger will now travel to Goa on Thursday for the trials.

Before being picked to join the Centre of Excellence, Nongkhlaw had played for local clubs in Shillong like Royal Wahingdoh and Shillong Lajong, was part of the Meghalaya team that took part in the 2017 Sub-Junior National Championship and played for H Elias Higher Secondary School in the Subroto Cup last year.

(Photo contributed by the Meghalaya Football Association)

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