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Home Football ISL 2020-21: NorthEast United sign I-League duo Lalkhawpuimawia and Rochharzela

ISL 2020-21: NorthEast United sign I-League duo Lalkhawpuimawia and Rochharzela

NorthEast United's squad will be strengthened by the Indian duo following a difficult season in which they finished ninth in the standings.


Indian Super League (ISL) club NorthEast United on April 5 announced the signing of two players.

The Highlanders have signed Lalkhawpuimawia from Churchil Brothers and Rochharzela from Aizawl FC.

Lalkhawpuimawia was part of Aizawl FC’s title-winning squad in 2017. He spent two seasons there before moving to Goa to sign for Churchill Brothers in 2019.

28-year-old Lalkhawpuimawia has netted five goals in 12 starts for Churchill Brothers during the the 2019-20 season. He also has scored 14 goals from his last 24 starts in the I-league.

Rochharzela who is just 21, is an Aizawl product and made his senior team debut in the 2017-18 season.

The midfielder grew in stature and established a first-team role in two years. The 2019-20 season saw him feature regularly for the first team. He scored six goals from 14 starts and clocked more than 1000 minutes for the first time in his career.

Last week NorthEast United announced that their goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury has signed a contract extension and will continue to ply his trade for the club.

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