FOREIGN PLAYERS AT HERO I LEAGUE 2019/20

FOREIGN PLAYERS AT HERO I LEAGUE 2019/20

FOREIGN PLAYERS AT HERO I LEAGUE 2019/20

MINERVA PUNJAB

 

  1. Arrivals

 

  1. Kiran Chemjong - Minerva Punjab FC have confirmed the signing of Kiran Chemjong, a 27-year-old goalkeeper from Nepal. Chemjong is currently the first-choice goalkeeper for the Nepalese national football team and will now be wearing the colours of the I-League leaders. In the the 2012 edition of the Nehru Cup, Chemjong won the man of the match award in a goalless draw with India and his height gives him a significant advantage between the posts. The Punjab-based team has secured the goalkeeper's services for rest of the season and are looking to extending their lead at the top of I-League table. By strengthening themselves with an internationally experienced signing, they send a clear signal to the rest of the league.
  2. Sergio Barboza Jr - The former I-League winners have secured the services of 26 year old Brazilian winger Sergio Barboza Jr. Barboza started his club career in Brazil and subsequently moved to clubs across central American countries like Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras. After short stints in Laos and Cambodia, he shifted his loyalties to the Indian club. Although we are not familiar with his style of play, we can expect to witness a Brazilian flavour in Minerva Punjab’s game.
  3. Orok Essien - Goal machine Orok Orok Essien is a familiar face having played in the I-League for Mumbai FC in the 2013-14 I-League. He also featured for East Bengal back in the 2014-15 season. Known for his prolific goal scoring record, the former Nigeria U23 International has scored regularly for each team he has played for. The striking force of Minerva Punjab FC will get a huge boost with the arrival of the foreigner. Essien will play alongside countrymen Danjuma Kuti in the centre forward position. The inclusion of these two foreigners will give Minerva Punjab’s forward line a facelift ahead of the 2019-20 I-League.
  4. Teah Dennis Jr – The 27 years old Liberian defender joined the club on free transfer post leaving Kolkata based I-League 2nd Division club Southern Samity. He began his playing career with one of the Liberian Premier League’s biggest spenders Barrack Young Controllers Football Club and he established himself as one of the club's key players and the national team of Liberia. He played few seasons with Barrack Young Controllers before moving to Jordanian club Al Alhi Club on a loan deal that lasts two years as well as played for another Jordanian club Al Hussein before moving to India to play for Southern Samity in 2nd Division

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