Wangkhei Olen Singh, Lironthung Lotha, Rohit Gusain and Ringham Jigdung have also joined the club ahead of CFL 2022.

Kolkata-based outfit Southern Samity FC have signed five footballers for the upcoming Calcutta Football League, Khel Now can confirm. Each of those five players have penned a short-term contract with the CFL outfit.

A source close to the developments informed Khel Now, “Wangkhei Olen Singh, Lironthung Lotha, Rohit Gusain, Ringham Jigdung and Meuton Fernandes have signed for Southern Samity. The contract is till the end of the Calcutta Football League.”

About the Players

Among the five players, Wangkhei Olen Singh and Lironthung Lotha were parts of the I-League clubs. Left-back Singh appeared only four times for NEROCA in the recently concluded I-League. Meanwhile, Lotha didn’t get a chance to portray his skills last season at RoundGlass Punjab FC.

Rohit Gusain played three matches for Corbett FC in the I-League qualifiers in 2021. Ringham Jigdung, on the other hand, was a part of the Minerva Academy. Lastly, goalkeeper Meuton Fernandes was a part of the FC Goa U-18 side.

Update on Calcutta Football League

Although it was previously reported that the Calcutta Football League would commence from June itself, the final fixtures haven’t been decided as yet. The election of the Indian Football Association (IFA) is set to take place on June 20. The fixtures will be declared once the new body is in place. Sources close to Khel Now expect the league to commence from the second or third week of July.

Apart from the big three of Kolkata maidan, Bhawanipore FC and Southern Samity are really building a good team. Bhawanipore recently added former Churchill Brothers and East Bengal forward Willis Plaza to their ammunition. A few days back, they also signed former East Bengal defender Kousik Sarkar.

Bhawanipore FC have appointed Ranjan Chowdhury as their new head coach. Apart from the five names mentioned earlier, Southern Samity have also recently signed Banpynkhrawnam Nongkhlaw from Kenkre FC.

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