Meghalaya winger Redeem Tlang on Monday became FC Goa’s first signing of the season. Hailing from Shillong, the 25-year-old winger came through the ranks at Shillong Lajong and made his I-League debut in 2013.
“I am overjoyed,” stated Redeem Tlang after completing his move. “I have always been an admirer of FC Goa and now to call myself a Gaur, it is one of the best moments of my life. I have enjoyed my time at NorthEast but I am thrilled to have the chance to challenge for the biggest honours in Indian football here. Playing in front of the passionate football fans in Goa and alongside some of the best players in the country will be an amazing experience. I can’t wait to get started.”
After a number of successful seasons in the red of Lajong, Tlang made a permanent move to the Highlanders (NorthEast United FC) in 2018 – making an immediate impact, a media Release by FC Goa said. With him controlling the right wing, NorthEast United made it to the playoffs for the very first time in the 2018/19 season. Last season also saw the winger improve on a personal front – scoring 3 goals in the cash-rich league.
“Redeem is a player we have admired for some time now. He has impressed everyone over the last two seasons in the Indian Super League with NorthEast United,” said FC Goa president Akshay Tandon. “I am sure his pace and ability will make a significant contribution to the team,” he added.