2018/19 I-League runners-up East Bengal Club has signed central midfielder Naorem Tondomba Singh from NEROCA FC on a four year contract until 2023.
“In line with head coach Alejandro Menendez’s special eye for young talent and in line with the long term vision of East Bengal, Tondomba joins QEBFC on a permanent transfer for a period of 4 years,” the club announced Thursday.
“The hardworking midfielder had a strong season with NEROCA FC. Tondomba looks forward to further develop himself in East Bengal and help the club win more silverware and accolades,” it added.
The 21-year-old hails from Tentha, a small village in Thoubal district of Manipur. After playing football locally, Naorem joined the Academy of Shillong Lajong FC. After that, he returned to his home state and represented NEROCA U-18s. He left for Manipur State League side KLASA before returning to the senior team of NEROCA.
In a process of rebuilding their team ahead of the 2019/20 season, East Bengal have already renewed contracts with midfielders Lalrindika Ralte and Brandon Vanlalremdika besides Spanish defender Borja Gomez.