Indian Super League franchise Kerala Blasters announce the signing of midfielder Lalthathanga Khawlhring ahead of the 2020/21 season.
22 year old Mizoram-born Lalthathanga Khawlhring, known in short as Puitea, played locally football before joining Bethlehem Vengthlang FC in the Mizoram Premier League before joining the Academy of DSK Shivajians FC.
It was at DSK Shivajians FC that Puitea made his senior I-League debut before moving to NorthEast United FC, where he spend the last three seasons with a loan spell at Aizawl FC in the 2017/18 season.
Lalthathanga Khawlhring said, “I feel honoured to have joined the Blasters family. It is a dream come true to play for one of the best fan bases in India, which was also one of the reasons behind my signing. The club and the fans are hungry for success just like me. With our teamwork, support from the people of God’s own country and with God’s grace, I believe we can bring the Hero ISL trophy to Kerala. That is why I am here! I cannot wait to join my new teammates, coaches, support staff and get the season rolling. Inni Yennum Yellow, Inni Yennum Blasters!”
Kerala Blasters assistant coach Ishfaq Ahmed said, “Puitea is part of the breed of new generation Indian footballers who are quite comfortable with the ball at their feet. He has a great left-foot and can operate in various positions on the midfield, both centrally and out wide on the wings. Moreover, he also has a great vision and technique on the field. I believe he is an asset to the team and can go on to have a great future for himself as well, with the club.”
— K e r a l a B l a s t e r s F C (@KeralaBlasters) September 16, 2020