By our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 30: The officials of the Meghalaya clubs, which recently sign MOU with FC Goa, feel that football of this region will get a lot of benefits from this decision in the coming years.
The three clubs from Meghalaya which singed MOU with FC Goa recently are Mawkhar Sports Club, Mawlai Sports Club and Royal Wahingdoh Sports Club. The collaboration will see a sharing of technical expertise, coaching sessions, knowledge exchanges and talent scouting opportunities. The memorandum was signed following a brief presentation by each of the three clubs.
Reacting on the MOU Maykostar Marbaniang Wahingdoh , President, Wahingdoh Football Club said, “ It’s a great pleasure to sign the MoU with FC Goa. The three clubs have a history of supporting and developing football in the region. The MoU will benefit players and also the coaches to improve coaching techniques through specialised courses and training sessions. It would help the players by having access to high quality training and greater exposure to the sport. This collaboration of FC Goa and our Club will encourage the young players to dream big and to play football with the supports of their parents and the community.”
Marcel Kharbani, President, Mawlai Sports Social and Cultural Club too very much optimistic about the outcome of this MOU. Sharing his views Kharbani said, “The MOU is one of the biggest opportunities for our club. We are very happy and are looking forward to our players benefiting from this MoU. In the past we used to conduct tourments to showcase our players and their skills. Many of these tourments are attended by magers of football clubs, both large and small. Therefore, our local teams are suffering as all our good players have been taken by other teams. Through this MoU we will have access to technical expertise from FC Goa and this will prove to be beneficial not only for the players but also help develop the local teams as we have a lot of talent in the region.”
Meanwhile The president of FC Goa Akshay Tandon, termed the MOU as an important step to take forward the game in the right direction. “We felt that signing this MoU was an important step in the right direction for all the parties. We have been in conversation with these clubs for the best part of three months and we are glad we have finished the formalities. Football in Meghalaya is a big part of the people’s life and local games get huge crowds. It’s heartening to know this kind of support exists for budding footballers. We now want to play our part in helping these guys take it to the next level by giving them the right footballing education and opportunity”, said Tandon.