Sunday, September 25, 2011

Shillong Lajong Football Club in Salt Lake Stadium

I today watched Salgaokar beat Shillong Lajong 1-0 to reach the final of the of the 33rd Federation Cup. They defeated their bitter rival in a first semifinal match played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. The solitary goal of the match was scored by the Goan striker Chidi Edeh in the injury time. - AIFF

Detailed report of the match at

I basically came to support Shillong Lajong Team - A team established in 1983 in Shillong, Meghalaya  In the local Khasi language Lajong translates to “our own”. Headquartered in Shillong, a.k.a. “The Scotland of the East”, Lajong has access to the largest student population in the North-East and hence the football talent right from a young age. Lajong is under professional management and has a strong fan base across the North-East, which is being actively developed. There were a lot of northeast fans in the stadium today. Below are a few of the pictures that I have taken today, enjoy.- SLFC Team website

A hawker lady with Lajong Team Shirt Start of the match Warm up before the match

Salgaocar Coach Karim Bencherifa motivating his team
Salgaocar press forward It's not an offside yet  

Lajong Team flag by supporters