Odisha FC is going ahead with its spree to reshuffle the squad ahead of the Indian Super League Season 7. The latest on board is young Indian midfielder Thoiba Singh Moirangthen.
Odisha FC has announced of Thoiba Singh Moirangthem ahead of the seventh edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). The 17-year-old central midfielder has been roped in for three years by the Bhubaneshwar-based club.
The Manipur-born footballer has played for India at the age-group competitions and was with I-League team Minerva Punjab FC for last two seasons. He had also become the youngest player to score a goal in the AFC Cup last year while playing for the Punjab side.
Speaking about the new signing, OFC President Mr. Rohan Sharma stated, “Thoiba is a very exciting and versatile player and I am really happy we were able to bring him in the squad this year. Though he is extremely young, he is a player who has been able to get minutes in the I-League as well as in the age-group competitions for India. He will have a good mentor in Vinit who can help him mature and grow as per the club’s ideologies. He has an extremely high ceiling and hopefully, this year he finds his feet to develop into a better player for the future.”
Expressing his delight, Thoiba said, “Can’t wait to get started with Odisha FC and make my mark in the ISL and possibly get into the national team. I am excited to be a part of a strong core of young Indian players and I am sure I will be learning and improving daily at Odisha FC.”
This is their seventh signing in less than a 10 days.
The team that had ended the 2019-2020 season in the sixth position, their best over the years, seems more determined to make a mark by revamping the squad and roping in some young legs.