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Shillong Lajong brings back Penn Orji for I-League 2015-16

Penn Orji has been playing in India for 7 years & has played for clubs like JCT, Mohammedan Sporting and for ISL franchise Kerala Blasters

Penn Orji will be part of the Shillong Lajong squad for the second year running in the I-League

Shillong 7th January: North East I-League outfit Shillong Lajong Football Club have re-signed the versatile midfielder Penn Orji for the forthcoming Hero I-League season. With the addition of Penn Orji, Lajong is all set to play their first match against Mumbai FC on the 10th January at the JN Stadium at 4:30pm.

Penn Orji is one of the most successful Nigerian footballers and has been playing in India for seven years with clubs likes JCT, East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting including ISL Season 1 Finalist Kerala Blasters FC. 

In his stint with Lajong last season, Penn played a significant role and was also one of the fittest players in the squad. The Coaching Staff and Management understood the importance of having a player with a considerable amount of experience in the I-League and hence, the club signed him for the second consecutive year.

Speaking to Head Coach Thangboi Singto, he said, “Penn is a player with good I-League experience. He performed really well in all the matches when he joined last year.”

“We needed someone of his calibre in central midfield. He contributes a lot both in attack and defence.” 

“We expect him to lead from the middle, front and back. And we welcome him back to the home of Lajong.”

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