Shillong, Dec 24: Shillong Lajong played out a goalless draw with Classic Football Academy of Manipur in the first Group D match of the All India Football Federation’s U-17 Elite League in Imphal yesterday.

In the other match from the group, Jamshedpur FC beat Gauhati Town Club 2-0.

At least three Meghalayans are playing for GTC – Wankitbok Mawlong, T Shemphang Malieh and Banteilang Khapew.

Lajong will next be in action against GTC on 27th December.

There are plenty of young Meghalayans playing for other teams elsewhere in the competition.

Garhwal FC registered a 6-0 victory over Lakshadweep Football Academy on Thursday in Group A and all six goals were scored by Meghalayans – Iashanbok Buhphang claimed a hat-trick, Richie Kharbani a brace and Wanshwadame Diengdoh a lone goal towards the end of the match. Kynsai Kupar Bareh, meanwhile, was on the bench.

In the same group and on the same day, Gerrard Dakerlang Sun scored all of Alchemy International FA’s goals in a 3-1 win over Kenkre FC. Other Meghalayans in the team include Phonlang Khaii, Chemi Suchiang, Danial Shullet, Samphrangshai Rani and Pynjailang Ryngkhlem, all of whom started the match.

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