ROMEO FERNANDEZ JOINS EAST BENGAL 20.12.2016 :The Goan striker Romeo Fernandez joins East Bengal. Romeo, who was a member of FC Goa in Indian Super League signs an agreement with the Red and Gold. It is indeed a good gain for East Bengal in the transfer market as this talented young striker decided to sign for the Kolkata giant............... EAST BENGAL 29 PLAYERS -Click to Read

Romeo was a key player for the Dempo's youth teams at U18, U19 and U20 levels. Dempo loaned out Romeo to Margao SC in the Goa Second Division where he helped Margao to promotion to the Goa Professional League in 2011.The Goan young star Romeo, joined Atlético Paranaense on loan from Dempo until the end of June 2015 and return to his mother club Dempo there after.


Aizawl FC Coach Thar Khalid Jamil

Aizawl FC Coach Thar Khalid Jamil

20.12.2016 : I-League2016-17 team Aizwal FC from Mizoram has been appointed Ex- Mumbai FC Coach Khalid Jamil as their head coach. Aizwal FC to face East Bengal in the opeing match of this season I-League at Barasat Stadium on 7th January 2017. Khalid was the coach of Mumbai FC since 2009. In June 2016 he stepped down from his post from Mumbai FC. During the 2009-10 season Khalid lead Mumbai FC to an 11th place finish out of 14 Matches. In 2010-11 season Mumbai FC Placed 7th place. In 2015-16 I-league Mumbai finished 6th their best. The 40 years old Khalid played for Mahindra United, Air India and also forMumbai FC in his playing career with 7 National Team caps.


Bengaluru FC signed 3 players

After Khabra, Bengaluru FC snap up Lenny Rodrigues

20.12.2016 - BFC PRESS RELEASE : The season-long loan deals saw Sena (Mumbai City FC) Dessai (FC Goa) and Arindam (FC Pune City) join midfielders Harmanjot Khabra and Lenny Rodrigues to take the Blues' tally on the shopping list to five this month.

'We will be competing in two tournaments at the same time and it's going to take squad depth if we are to do well. Sena is coming off a good tournament with Mumbai City FC, Mandar is a very talented youngster who has made rapid strides and Arindam brings with him the kind of experience that will keep Amrinder and Ralte on their toes at all times. These are good additions to our squad and I hope they get up to speed with our systems given there’s very little time before the League begins," said Blues coach Albert Roca.

Should Roca choose to draft Sena at the left-back position, the 28-year-old from Mizoram will compete for the spot with Lalchhuanmawia, Keegan Pereira and Nishu Kumar. Mandar, a nippy winger with his bag of tricks and an eye for a pass, felt that he would revel in the Blues’ style of play. “Bengaluru FC is the right club for any footballer and I’m surrounded by some great players here. I’m looking forward to pulling on the Blue shirt and linking up with them,” the 24-year-old said.

Arindam (26) who has a League winner's medal with Churchill Brothers admits that had offers from a couple of clubs but opted for the Blues in a bid to challenge himself. “I wanted to be part of a team that's always competing for trophies and I wouldn't see why anyone would look beyond Bengaluru FC. The club is doing so many things right and it's an atmosphere I wanted to be part of. Also, it gives me a chance to test myself given Amrinder and Ralte are fine 'keepers. I'll know at the end of the season whether this move was the right one or not.” The three players participated in Tuesday's training session as the Blues continued their preparations for the start of the season.


After Khabra, Bengaluru FC snap up Lenny Rodrigues

After Khabra, Bengaluru FC snap up Lenny Rodrigues

15.12.2016 : BFC Press Release : Three days after signing Harmanjot Khabra, I-League champions Bengaluru FC have made yet another inclusion in the midfield by getting aboard Lenny Rodrigues on a season-long loan deal from ISL side FC Pune City, the club announced on Thursday.

Standing at 6’1, the lanky twenty-nine-year-old from Goa will look to lend his experience to Albert Roca’s side having previously spent six seasons with Churchill Brothers along with loan stints with Dempo and Mohun Bagan. “This is a dream for me. I was in talks with Bengaluru when the club was formed in 2013 but things didn’t work out due to my existing commitments. It’s nice to be able to get that chance again and I want to make it count. It’s an honour to turn out for a champion side like Bengaluru’s,” said Lenny who joined the team for a training session on Thursday.

Bengaluru coach Albert Roca said he was confident about the value addition that Lenny would bring to the squad. “We’ve been keeping an eye on Lenny and I have even been watching some old footage of him. We think he will fit well into our system and we’re glad to have him on the team,” said Roca.

Lenny, meanwhile, said he was keen to play in front of the rather vociferous home support that the Blues enjoy. “I’ve seen how loud the Bengaluru fans are and it’s fantastic the way they back the team. It will be nice to experience that on the other side this time,” he said.


Bengaluru FC add to arsenal, sign Khabra

12.12.2016: BFC PRESS RELEASE : Versatile Midfielder Joins Indian Champions On Season-Long Loan Deal, Will Wear The No.10 Shirt. Bengaluru: With less than a month to the start of the 2016-17 I-League season, Bengaluru FC have strengthened their roster by signing experienced midfielder Harmanjot Khabra, the club announced on Monday. The versatile 28-year-old who can play in defence too, last turned out for Indian Super League side Chennaiyin FC and joins the Indian champions on a season-long loan deal.

“I’m thankful to the Bengaluru FC who pursued me. I must be doing something right to have been picked up by the champions of India. This is a new era in my career and I want to make the most of it. I’m looking forward to playing alongside the likes of Chhetri and Eugene and want to do my bit in helping BFC win trophies,” said Khabra who turned out for East Bengal for seven seasons, a few of them as skipper of the Kolkata club.

Hailing from Kaharpur in Punjab, Khabra passed out from the Tata Football Academy before signing for Sporting Clube de Goa with whom he spent three seasons. Having turned out for the India U16 and U19 sides, Khabra made his senior team debut in 2011.

Blues coach Albert Roca said he was confident that his new signing would add impetus to a season where Bengaluru looks to defend its League title and will be competing in the AFC Champions League preliminary qualifying stages. “Harmanjot comes with a lot of experience that will be very handy as the season progresses. It’s going to be a busy and a tough calendar for us and while it was important to add to the squad, we wanted to be sure about the quality being brought in and Harmanjot ticks that box,” said Roca.

Khabra, who took part in his first training session with Bengaluru on Monday, will wear the number 10 shirt for the Blues.



02.12.2016 : After the Haitian international footballer Wedson, The central defender from Uganda, Ivan Bukenya will going to sign for East Bengal. This was finalized after a series of Medical test in presence of Dr Santi Ranjan Das Gupta, the Assistant General Secretary of Red and Gold. The Udangan defender is fully fit according to the reports of medical test as he will sign tomorrow in favour of East Bengal. Ivan Bukenya will leave for Ankara on Sunday as he requires a work permit to play in the I League.

Meanwhile East Bengal confirms the joining of Jackiechad Singh and Rowlin Borges. These two young footballers are in contact with Red and Gold since long and finally the deal is finalised.


28.11.16: The Central defender of Uganda, Ivan Bukenya likely to join East Bengal. Sources said that Bukenya will have to appear in a trail before he signs for Red and Gold finally. The British defender Calam Angus released by the Red and Gold as he failed to impress the head coach Trevor Morgan in CFL and Bordoloi Trophy.

Ivan Bukenya was a part of Arabil SC, the Iraqi club who participated in the final of the AFC Cup. If Bukenya signs then we will be the second footballer after Wedson, the Haitian international as Do Dong Hyme agreed to part away after a discussion with Red and Gold.The defender from Uganda will arrive at Kolkata within this week.