The 19-year-old will find some familiar faces in his new team, as former teammates Shighil Nambrath and Fredy Chawngthansanga too recently swapped their blue kits of Bengaluru FC for the Red & White of the Highlanders.
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Expressing his joy at joining NorthEast United FC, Thoi said, “I chose NEUFC because it feels like home. It provides the perfect platform for me to show my abilities and grow as a player. This is a big step in my career, and I am determined to work hard to fulfil the challenges in front of me.”
NorthEast United FC Assistant Coach Naushad Moosa weighed in on the signing of Thoi, saying, “Thoi played a key part in both the seasons of the Reliance Foundation Development League, which Bengaluru FC won twice. He was also the best player in the most recent edition. He is an exceptional player, he is fast, technically good, and can play on both wings. He’ll be an invaluable addition to our squad.”
Also extending a warm welcome to Thoi was club CEO Mandar Tamhane, who expressed his confidence in the youngster’s potential. He stated, “We are absolutely thrilled to have such a talented youngster in our ranks. With our strong vision and nurturing environment, I am confident that Thoi will flourish and grow with the club, reaching new heights.”
Huidrom Thoi Singh Career
The Manipur-born midfielder began his professional football journey at a very young age and was nurtured at the Reliance Foundation Young Champs Academy.
Owing to his hard work and dedication, the aspiring playmaker caught the eye of Bengaluru FC in 2021, where he continued to refine his skills to become a versatile winger and a midfielder. Most recently, Thoi was awarded the Golden Ball, the trophy given to the player of the tournament at the Reliance Foundation Development League 2023.