Odisha FC sign Lalthathanga Khawlhring on three-year deal

Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Odisha FC has announced the signing of Lalthathanga Khawlhring, better known as Puitea.

Puitea, a midfielder, will join the Juggernauts on a three-year deal from Mohun Bagan Super Giant.

The Mizoram-born midfielder began his career with Bethlehem Vengthlang before securing a move to DSK Shivajians Academy and was awarded the “Best Midfielder” award in the Mizoram Premier League for the 2015-16 season.

In 2017, Northeast United FC secured the services of the talented midfielder on a three-year deal however, he was loaned out to Aizawl FC for most part of the season. He quickly became a mainstay for Aizawl as he concluded the season after netting a goal.

Eventually, he returned to the Highlanders the next season and debuted against the Gaurs. Overall, Puitea made a total of 29 appearances for NEUFC.

A move to Kerala Blasters was on the cards for Puitea where he signed a three-year deal with the outfit. He made his debut and announced himself in style after scoring his first Hero ISL goal against the Blues after coming on as a substitute in the 46th minute.

The midfielder was crucial for the Kerala Blasters in making to the ISL finals forming a solid partnership with Jeakson Singh.

Puitea joins the Kalinga Warriors on the back of winning the ISL 2022-23 with Mohun Bagan Super Giant.

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