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NEROCA set to sign Sebastian Thangmuansang from Pune City

Written by: FC Pune City


The youngster has plied his trade for the Stallions' age-group sides so far.

FC Pune City and Neroca FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of Sebastian Thangmuansang on Friday. The 19-year-old has been with the Pune-based club for a while and was a part of the club’s junior teams. Having won the IFA Shield in 2017, the young defender was loaned to Chennai City FC in I-League last season where he notched up 12 appearances. His performances caught the eye of Neroca FC and the Imphal-based club have now signed the player on a permanent transfer.

Gaurav Modwel, CEO of FC Pune City said, “While there was interest from a couple of I-League clubs, Sebastian’s desire was to play for Neroca FC since he hails from Manipur. Our best wishes are with him and I am confident that he will do well for Neroca."

Sebastian expressed his delight on making the switch, “I feel it is the right time and the right move for me. I really enjoyed my time at FC Pune City and can surely say that they have the best youth development structure in the country.


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"While there was an opportunity to play in the club’s reserves team, I decided to come to Neroca as I feel I can get a lot of game-time and the Coaches and Management of FC Pune City supported my decision."

"It was a great season for Nercoca last year and being a local Manipuri boy, I can’t wait to get started and play in front of the home fans," he further added.

Naoba Thangjam, Owner of Manipur-based Neroca FC mentioned, “In Sebastian we are getting a very good young player and I have full trust and confidence in him to perform consistently at a high level for us. I would like to thank FC Pune City for their professionalism in getting this deal over the line.”

Published: Sat Jun 16, 2018 07:21 PM IST


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