Rumours were out of Apuia Lalengmawia leaving NorthEast United FC around March 2021, but Marcus has confirmed that Apuia is going to stay.
The 20-year-old midfielder Apuia is one of the top emerging players in India right now. A player who has developed his skills after every match, any Indian Super League team would want him to play for them. Mumbai City FC were one of them, Sergio Lobera said that he has become a fan of Apuia’s playing style. ANd would love to coach him.
So things were cooking up, Apuia was getting heavily linked with Mumbai City FC. But Marcus has turned down every rumor saying that Apuia is going to stay until the end of his contract, Which is till 2022.
Apuia and NorthEast United
NorthEast United have done a spectacular job last season in the Indian Super League and have finished in the top 3 of the League. The Guwahati-based club managed to shock the whole Indian football community by losing only 3 matches out of 20.
Apuia showed his solid work rate by playing every single match for NorthEast last season. Apuia has played all of his league matches including the Play-offs spending a total of 1850 minutes on the pitch. Which is insane for a player of that age.
Apuia joined NorthEast back in 2019 and has never looked back since then. He has also captained NorthEast United against Goa in their 1-1 away draw. Which has also made him the youngest captain in ISL’s history at 20 years and 44 days. Apuia even received the Hero of the Match award.
Apuia has also represented India on the International level, In the friendlies against Oman. In a match that ended in a 1-1 draw.
The biggest outcome from this statement would be the relief that NorthEast fans would get. They will have a sigh of relief as Apuia is a player who is very popular among the NorthEast fans.
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