Ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24), Odisha FC has completed the transfer of Lalthathanga Khawlhring, better known as Puitea on a 3-year deal for a club-record transfer fee.
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Lalthathanga Khawlhring Career
The Mizoram-born midfielder kickstarted his career with Bethlehem Vengthlam before securing a move to the DSK Shivajians Academy. Puitea was awarded the “Best Midfielder” in the Mizoram Premier League for the 2015-16 season.
In 2017 Northeast United FC secured the services of the talented midfielder on a three-year deal but was loaned out to Aizawl FC for the entirety of the season. Puitea quickly became a mainstay for Aizawl as he finished the season with a goal to his name.
A move to Kerala Blasters was on the cards for Puitea where he inked a 3-year deal with the club. He made his debut and announced himself by scoring his first ISL goal against the Blues after coming on as a substitute in the 46th minute. The midfielder was pivotal for the Blasters reaching the ISL finals forming a solid partnership with Jeakson Singh.