Thankful to coach Bibiano Fernandes, entire team of staff and players, says Maheson Singh

RoundGlass Punjab FC have been a force to be reckoned with under new head coach Ed Engelkes, having won all three matches under their new head coach and now establishing their name amongst the favourites to lift the Hero I-League trophy at the end of the season. A boy shining amongst the plethora of stars from RoundGlass Punjab FC is Maheson Singh Tongbram.

Having lifted the SAFF U-15 Championship in 2019 and topped the AFC U-16 qualifiers group in Uzbekistan with the junior setup, Maheson has tasted success and will be looking to make that count in the Hero I-League as well.

Speaking with the teenager about his experiences in the youth setup, Maheson said, “Being part of the junior national teams’ setup was an amazing experience. Representing my country and winning trophies was a special feeling for me. We got the opportunity to face several top-level teams from different parts of the world, and gain valuable exposure, which has played an important role in my development.”

The youngster was also quick to praise his former coach Bibiano Fernandes along with the entire staff and his team. “The experience also taught me the value of discipline from a very young age and the importance of training and eating right. I am thankful to coach Bibiano Fernandes and the entire team of staff and players, who helped me a lot,” said the grateful teenager.

Maheson’s father works as a farmer in the small town of Govindagram in Manipur. He has come a long way from there but he is just getting started. “I started playing football at the age of nine and after giving a trial at SAI (Sports Authority of India) and getting selected, I thought that I could pursue football professionally,” said Maheson. He continued, “I am still learning and want to get as many minutes as I can in this team. The Hero I-League is a wonderful stage for young players like me to perform against the best in the business from different parts of India.”

RoundGlass Punjab FC have risen to third place in the points table of the Hero I-League after defeating favourites Mohammedan SC comfortably on April 10, 2022. Having scored his first goal for the club in their clash against the Indian Arrows, Maheson is relishing the chance to play under new head coach Ed Engelkes, saying, “Our coach likes to play an attacking brand of football and as an attacking midfieder myself, I try my best to supply quality passes to my forwards as well as score some goals myself. My relationship with the coach is quite good and I have been learning a lot from him.”

When asked about his targets for the season, Maheson reaffirmed that the entire team has one main goal.” As a team, we want to be among the teams that are fighting for the I-League title. At the same time, we want to play an attacking brand of football that inspires others to go out and play.”

The next challenge for RoundGlass Punjab FC will come on April 15, 2022 when they come up against TRAU FC.

Credits: AIFF Media

For Trial related updates: Latest trials updates in Mumbai Football

Also Read: Mumbai City face Air Force Club challenge in AFC Champions League

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian football

Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…


The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…


BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…


India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…


Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…


Sunday Boys to hold trials for MFA 1st Division

MFA 1st division side Sunday Boys FC will be conducting trials in the first week of November for the upcoming football season Sunday Boys Football Club was established in the…


Millat FC to hold trials for MFA Elite Premier League

Millat FC – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season Millat had a decent run in…


MFA Elite Division club KSA to conduct trials for the upcoming season

Karnataka Sporting Association (KSA) – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season KSA had an amazing…


Young Guns Football Acadmey to conduct trials for their upcoming MFA 3rd Division Campaign

MFA 3rd Division club Young Guns Football Academy will be conducting open trials on October 9th for their upcoming season in Mumbai Football Young Guns Football Academy was founded in…


OSCAR SSE to conduct trials for Youth I League and YPL team in the U13 category in Mumbai

Mumbai-based OSCAR SSE will conduct trials for their Youth I League and YPL team on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star…