Gangtok, Sikkim

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Two Sikkimese footballers in Shillong Lajong I-League squad

Phurba Tempa Lachenpa (centre, among three goalkeepers) and Novin Gurung (fifth from right, standing) in the Shillong Lajong squad for the I-League 2017-2018.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

GANGTOK: Two Sikkimese footballers are among the 24-member squad of Shillong Lajong FC announced on Tuesday for the I-League 2017-18 season. They are goalkeeper Phurba Tempa Lachenpa and defender Novin Gurung, as per an official press statement from the Northeastern football giant.
Shillong Lajong will kick-off their I-League campaign on November 27 when they host Gokulam Kerala FC at JN Stadium, Shillong.
It is the seventh consecutive I-League season for Shillong Lajong FC. Last season, they finished fifth in the table.
For this season, the club has assembled a fine team which is a mix of the new youngsters from the academy playing alongside the youngsters who have had the experience playing in the I-League including the six new foreign signings.
For the I-League 2017-18 season, the team will be coached by Bobby Nongbet, an experienced coach from Meghalaya who holds an AFC A License and has been at the club for many years now working with the youth teams.


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Capital:Gangtok
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Climate:
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi