INDIAN PLAYER TRANSFER (RUMOR/GOSSIP/CONFIRM) - 2017-18
PART-11: 24.06.2017 : I-League and Federation Cup runners-up Mohun Bagan will regiser the I-LEAGUE 2016-17 winner Aizawl FC'S Nigerian defender Eze Kingsley Obumneme for them. Kingsley, earlier played the teams in India like HAL, POLICE AC & PEERLESS SC (Kolkata), Dinthar FC ( Mizoram).
Another Nigerian Striker ex- Dempo-United SC and East Bengl Player Rani Martins also in the radder of Mohun Bagan. IFA CFL Premier League and Premier League A player registration will start on and from 13th -30th July 2017 in IFA Kolkata office. ======
PART-10: 21.06.2017 : KHALID JAMIL JOINS RED AND GOLD AS CHIEF COACH
KFC NEWS DESK - 21.6.17 : Khalid Jamil finally agreed and signed a deal with East Bengal as a chief coach. Khalid was adjudged as the best coach of the year by the All India Football Federation after his successful mission with Aizawl FC in the recently concluded season.
East Bengal officials are in touch with one of the youngest ( 40 years) coach of India since long. Finally Khalid agreed to sign in favour of Red of Gold at Kolkata today in a two years deal. East Bengal were in problem after Trevor Morgan resigned and the newly recruited coach Mridul Banerjee injured himself during the practice session at the flag end of I League.
It is a good gain for East Bengal as Khalid Jamil proved himself time and again during his short spell as a coach. But,it will be a real hard task for him to be successful coach in a high profile club like East Bengal where performance stands as main criteria.
Born at Kuwait City, the AFC Pro License coach Khalid started his carrier with Mumbai FC from where he joined Aizawl FC in the concluding season . As a midfielder Khalid Jamil played for twelve years in Mahindra United and Mumbai FC .Khalid was an important member of Indian national team that won SAAF Cup in the year 1997.
While interacting in the media meeting at Kolkata, Khalid said it's a challenge for him to see East Bengal as the champion club in I League. While answering to a question Khalid said, " I had a dream to play in a big club like East Bengal which eventually did not happen. Now I will fulfill my dream in guiding East Bengal to became the champion club of India. I will proceed step by step. I know that I have to work under pressure. But, I know how to deal with it. I'm ready for this pressure,""
Khalid Jamil was offered by the ISL franchisee Mumbai City FC to join as assistant coach, but he preferred to took the challenge to join East Bengal.
PART-9 : ARNAB MONDAL TO LEAD EAST BENGAL IN 2017-18
KFC NEWS DESK - 20.6.17 : Arnab Mondal to lead East Bengal in the forth coming 2017-18 season. Though Arnab were in the target of ISL franchisee Atletico De Kolkata, but the central are in an agreement with Red and Gold for yet another year. Mehtab Hossain after having a long association with East Bengal will quit finally and he is likely to join the Kerala Blasters to play in the ISL.
East Bengal are in the process of building up a strong squad to play in the CFL which will likely to start in the middle of August. According to a reliable source, Red and Gold likely to register twenty eight footballers for the Kolkata football league and finally make some required changes during the I League.
The footballers who are already with agreement with East Bengal are:
GOAL : Mirshad Michu (Kerala)
DEFENDERS : Samad Ali Mullick,Gurwinder Singh,Deepak Kumar,Lalramchulova (Aizawl FC),Arnab Mondal,Tanmay Ghosh (Mohun Bagan),Mehtab Singh (Youth Devolopement), Rahul Ghosh (Youth Devolopement)
MIDFEILDERS : Cavin Lobo, Md Rafique, Nikhil Pujari, Abhinash Riudas, Brandon Fernandez(Aizawl FC), Md Alamna (Aizawl FC), Surabuddin Mullick ( Tollygunj Agragami),Richard Costa (Churchill Brothers), Yayni Langva (Youth Devolopement), Suranjit Singh (Youth Devolopement).
FORWARD: V.P.Suher, Vidyasagar Singh (Youth Devolopement),Jobi Justin (Kerala).
PART-8: 19.06.2017 : Aizawl FC signed ONGC Captain and former Aizawl FC defender Chhuantea.
David Lalbiakzara, Pritam Ningthoujam, Johnson Thokchom Macha, Anandkumar Chinakham renewed their contract with Neroca FC.
Newly promoted I-League side Neroca FC renewed contract of Kallon Varney, Odili Felix, Singam Subhas Singh, Lalit Thapa and Govin Singh.
East Bengal signed Richard Costa from FC Bardez in a 2 year contract.
ISL SIDE FC Goa announced their first signing of the season with defender Bruno Pinheiro.
FC Bardez signed Denzil Franco for the upcoming season.
Aizawl FC renews the contract of William Lalnunfela.
PART-6: 02.06.2017 : After securing the signature of I-League’s top scorer Aser Pierrick Dipanda, Mohammedan Sporting Club have acquired the service of Nigerian defender Richard Agwu Somtochukwu for the forthcoming Calcutta Football League.
Richard is a well known footballer in Kolkata maidans, has played for various Calcutta Football League clubs in the past such as Kalighat Milan Sangha, Bhawanipore Club and most recently Southern Samity since his first arrival in India.
Beside playing in Kolkata, The 26-year-old also has the experience of playing in I-League 2nd Division for Mumbai based Kenkre FC.
Speaking at the introduction of the defender, Mr. Ghazal uz Zafar, Hony. General Secretary of Mohammedan Sporting Club said, “Richard is known for his intimidating presence on the field. He will have an important role to play and has a lot to offer. I would like to welcome him to the Mohammedan Sporting Club family and wish him all the very best for the season ahead.”
Richard is the second foreign signing done by the 126-year-old club in the summer transfer market.