Shillong, Sep 11: David Lyngdoh, former footballer and long-time supporter and official of Langsning FC has passed away. He was 73 years old.

Lyngdoh, a resident of Laban, passed away late last night, club officials informed.

Born on 2nd November 1946, he joined Langsning in 1968, was manager of the team that won the Independence Cup in Nagaon and was an executive member of the club until his passing. He was also once manager of an U-16 Meghalaya state team and had been President of the Meghalaya Football Players Association.

David Lyngdoh (far right) seen here just before Langsning played in their most recent Second Division League campaign back in 2018.

Right up until this year he would be at practically every Langsning match, whatever the age group, with plenty of comments, analysis and constructive criticism. Silver-haired with distinctive features, Lyngdoh stood out and was an easily recognisable figure in Polo.

Condolences have come in from the sporting community in Meghalaya, including from coaches Thangboi Singto, Playerson Syiemlieh, Wadajied Lamare, players Ambilstar Sun and Maitshaphrang Kharumnuid, referees Lightstar Kharduit and Ricky Synnah and East Khasi Hills District Sports Officer Daniel Dan. The Shillong Referees Society also sent their condolences to the bereaved family.

Malki SC’s Wanlamphang Kharmujai called Lyngdoh a “die hard fan of Langsning”, while cricket’s Naba Bhattacharjee said, “Bah David leaves behind a huge void in the sports realm of our state…as a good human, a dedicated administrator and a perfect team man.”

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