Gangtok: Local lad Nim Tshering Lepcha has been chosen to lead United Sikkim Football Club as captain for the 2011-12 season, with the new squad beginning training on Wednesday at the Paljor Stadium.
The club has signed players of Sporting Club-de-Goa, Churchill Brothers, JCT, Arhima, JCT and Salgaonkar and a new set of goalkeepers. There will be 7 players from Sikkim including Bhaichung.
The 2-hour training session was joined by club owner and star-attraction, Bhutia and Rennedy Singh. The club has signed 3 foreign players for the season - Bidemi Daniel, Quantum Jacob and Baba Tundey. It has also signed three national players from Manipur, Sushil Kumar Singh, Gobind Singh and Thor Singh.