Shillong, Sep 18: Phrangki Buam will be playing in FC Goa colours for this season, the Indian Super League club announced today on social media.

Buam is now the third Meghalaya footballer to have been signed to the Gaurs, following Redeem Tlang and Aiban Dohling, all former team mates at Shillong Lajong.

Earlier this year Buam had been loaned out to FC Bengaluru United and played for them in the Second Division League.

He burst onto the national season with six goals in his maiden season of the I-League in 2018-19 (a club record for an Indian player and a new club record for a Meghalayan), scoring against Gokulam Kerala, Minerva Punjab, NEROCA and Mohun Bagan. He played in all 20 games that season, making 19 starts and one appearance as a substitute.

Buam’s feats have also been noticed in the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports football tournament, in which he represented Shillong College and for whom he scored a bundle of goals.

In 2019 Buam was the top scorer in both the Shillong Premier League (10 goals) and Meghalaya State League (13) and he played a vital role in his club’s twin triumphs.

Buam also played for the erstwhile Royal Wahingdoh’s junior sides, but followed youth coach Bobby Lyngdoh Nongbet to Lajong in 2017. He would go on to win the U-18 Youth League (now renamed Elite League) with SLFC in 2018.

(TSR file photo)

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