I-League side NEROCA FC today announce that former India midfielder Wangkheirakpam Tomba Singh will be their new assistant coach for the 2020/21 season.
38 year old Imphal-born Wangkheirakpam Tomba Singh began his footballing career with YWC, Thambalkhong; Eastern Sporting Union, Wangkhei and USA, Khurai Tomba at the junior level.
TeenageTomba played a major role in Manipur U-19s lifting the U-19 National Football championship held at Imphal where the hosts defeated Sikkim 4–1 in the final.
These performances caught the eye of Air India head coach Bimal Ghosh, who signed and brought Tomba to Mumbai. Thereafter he went on to play for Salgaocar FC (twice), Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Churchill Brothers, Rangdajied United FC, Kalyani Bharat FC, NEROCA, Southern Samity and finally TRAU FC before retiring.
Tomba made 12 appearances for Team India, but due to injuries didn’t get more caps for India.