Gangtok, 10 Aug:

Palzor Lepcha, a promising footballer from Sikkim, has joined ONGC Mumbai for this one football season. He hails from Lower Shyari, Gangtok and was with SAIL football academy since 2015.

He is currently in Goa doing pre-season with the squad members of ONGC Mumbai.

Palzor Lepcha, 18 years, plays as a right back or right winger.

“It is the first professional club of my life. I am very happy and excited about it. I will be working hard to be successful with this club,” said Palzor.

He was spotted by ONGC Mumbai while playing a tournament in Bihar for SAIL football academy and was selected by the professional club.

"We will be training in Goa till 18 Aug and then head for Mumbai to play the new football season," he said.

Palzor Lepcha was with State Sports Academy, Gangtok for a year before being selected by SAIL football academy. Before this, Palzor trained under Boys Club Gangtok and Pendam Football Academy. He has thanked all the coaches of his previous academies.