While sifting through our regular dose of football news, we came upon this piece about an exhibition match between Royal Wahindgoh FC and Kohima Komets scheduled to take place on October 13th in Kohima. That article also had a short write up on Royal Wahindgoh FC’s history. Always a pleasure to read history….here is your monday morning history dose!
Royal Wahingdoh Sports Club was founded in 1946 and made its mark on the Shillong football scene by winning many titles. However, as the years went by, many other professional clubs began making their entry into the leagues organized in Shillong.
The amateur club found it difficult to cope with the younger clubs, and slowly its downfall began. In 2007, Wahingdoh Sports Club nearly faced relegation to the 2nd Division League, and as a result of inconsistent performance, the Wahingdoh community felt the need of a younger and more innovative approach. The club finally turned professional in 2008 after merging with Royal Football Club.
Thereafter, the club was renamed as Royal Wahingdoh FC under the able leadership of the club’s new owner Dominic Sutnga Tariang. Several dramatic changes were made in the club, and in the same very year of its reformation, the club unexpectedly bounced back to claim third spot in the 2nd Division Regional League. Royal Wahingdoh FC fans still remember the team’s stupendous performance in the First Division 2009 season where they set a record by winning all their games besides scoring 52 goals en route to lifting the title and along with it, an entry into the top tier of Meghalaya football, Shillong Premiere League.
The club created history in Shillong Premier League 2010 season by becoming the first team to win the title on debut after beating Shillong Lajong FC through tie-breaker. Another record was set in August, 2012 when the Royals won their third consecutive Shillong Premier League finals after beating Rangdajied United FC. Royal Wahingdoh FC is currently competing in national tournaments, including the 2nd Division I League and the Federation Cup.
The RWFC team: Players: Kenio Lyngkhoi, R Lalhmangaizuala, Loveday Okechukwu, N Premsingh, Khusen Manger, Pema Bhutia, Kerionald Pyngrope, Chesterfiel Nongdhar, Syevit Tongper, Maitshaphrang Nengnong, Mankupar Rymmai, Eijingmut Lyngdoh, Karma Lepcha, Henry Kharwan, Aiborlang Khyriemmunjat, Dosel Lalruatkima and Vanlalzuia
Source : http://www.nagalandpost.com/