INDIAN TRANSFER NEWS UPDATE - APRIL, MAY


BASTAB ROY JOINS RED & GOLD AS HEAD COACH

18.5.18 : East Bengal officially announced the name of Bastab Roy as the Head coach for the forth coming season. In a press meeting at Kolkata in presence of Technical Director, Subash Bhowmick, General Secretary Kalyan Mazumdar and Football Secretary Rajat Guha the name of Bastab Roy was announced. Bastab was working as the assistant coach ATK since last couple of years feels himself proud to join club like East Bengal. Earlier Rajan Chowdhury joined East Bengal as assistant coach though the name of Physical trainer are yet to finalise .

17.05.18: Roca's time with Bengaluru FC comes to an end After two highly successful seasons with the blues, Spaniard opts to return home owing to personal reasons.

KINGSHUK DEBNATH ARE IN THE RADER OF EAST BENGAL

16.5.18: East Bengal are in discussion with Kingshuk Debnath though the deal are yet to finalise. According to the sources the Mohun Bagan defender are in talks with East Bengal since last few days. It seems that Mohun Bagan are not interested to continue with Kingshuk in the forth coming season. Kinshuk served for the Mariners for nine years, played for Mohammedan Sporting and ATK, the ISL franchise. It is expected that the deal will be finalise soon.

MOHUN BAGAN COMPLETES SIGNING OF 25 PLAYERS IN THE UPCOMING SEASON
14.05.2018: Mohun Bagan have signed Sukhdev Singh from Minerva Punjab Football Club for the upcoming 2018-19 football season. Sukdev was in the rader of three Kolkata clubs Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and ATK. After a prolonged discussion the Mariners wins the race in the final lap and signed Sukdev in their favour.

Confirmed Players of Mohun Bagan for 2018-19 Season:

1. Shilton Paul (Retained)
2. Sankar Roy (Retained)
3. Ricardo Cardozo (From Churchill Brothers)
4. Mainak Akuli (From Salkia Friends)
5. Arijit Bagui (Retained)
6. Amey Ganesh Ranawade (From FC Goa)
7. Kim Kima (From Aizawl FC)
8. Eze Kingsley (Retained)
9. Abhishek Ambedker (From Minerva Punjab FC)
10. Gurjinder Kumar (Retained)
11. Brittoo Pankraskar (From Churchill Brothers)
12. William Lalnunfela (From Aizawl FC)
13. Shilton D'Silva (Retained)
14. Darren Caldeira (From ATK)
15. Moinuddin Khan (From Minerva Punjab)
16. Yuta Kinowaki (Retained)
17. Tirthankar Sarkar (From Mohammedan SC)
18. Avinas Ruidas (From Mumbai City FC)
19. Sourav Das (Retained)
20. Pintu Mahata (Retained)
21. Aser Parrick Dipanda Dicka (Retained)
22. Henry Kisseka (From Gokulam FC)
23. Jiten Murmu (From Mohammedan SC)
24. Azaharuddin (Retained)
25. Sukdev Singh (From Minerva Punjab FC)

LALIT THAPA SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION
11.05.2018: Goalkeeper Lalit Thapa extend his contract in Neroca FC for another season.

NAOREM TONDONBA SIGNS A TWO YEAR CONTRACT WITH NEROCA FC
08.05.2018: Naorem Tondonba a 20 yr old Central defensive midfielder hailing from Tentha is the latest of the signing for the season 2018-19. Tondonba played for the Shillong Lajong Youth team and NEROCA U-18 team.

GOKULAM FC SIGNED ANTONIO GERMAN
06.05.2018: Gokulam Kerala FC signed English Striker Antonio German for the upcoming season. Antonio German played for ISL Side Kerala Blasters for 2 seasons. EX-QPR player German scored 6 goals in ISL in his 23 appearances for Kerala Blasters.

JERRY PULMATE JOINS NEROCA FC
05.05.2018: Jerry Onesemas Pulamte signs a two year contract with Neroca FC. 20 year old striker, Jerry was the Top scorer in the incomplete Manipur League this season playing for KLASA and keeping their team top of the table in the Manipur state League. He joined Klasa from Mohun Bagan Academy.

CAVIN LOBO JOINS ATK

4.5.18: The central midfielder of East Bengal Cavin Peter Lobo is now set to join the ISL franchisee ATK. East Bengal declared his name as the captain of the team for the year 2018, but inspite of that Lobo decided to join ATK. Cavin Lobo was associated with East Bengal since 2012, played for ATK as a loan player in the year 2014.It is indeed a good gain for ATK in the transfer market.

SANJU PRADHAN SIGNS ONE YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION.
4.5.2018: Mumbai City FC extends the contract of midfielder Sanju Pradhan for one more year until 2019. Sanju joins Amrinder Singh, Pranjal Bhumij, Davinder Singh and Kunal Sawant in the list of players to have signed extensions with the club, along with Lucian Goian and Sehnaj Singh who have a year left on their current contracts.
"I’m very happy and excited to have signed on with this wonderful club for one more year. This past season, we’ve had our share of ups and downs but the ambition and the intent is there. That’s what made this decision so much easier for me. I have enjoyed every minute I’ve spent in the Blue of Mumbai City so far I’m looking forward to giving my everything and hope we can give our city and our fans a reason to celebrate!" Said Sanju after signing the contract.
Club CEO Indranil Das Blah said, "We are happy to have Sanju on our side for yet another season. He’s one of the most versatile players in the country and one of our top performers. He’s professional, committed to the cause and his performances on the pitch corroborate his dedication. We’re sure he will be an integral part of the set-up at the club in the future too".

ABHRA MONDAL TO JOIN EAST BENGAL

3.5.18 The experienced footballer Abhra Mondal is going to rejoin Red and Gold as goalkeeper as well as goal keeping coach in the forth coming season. Currently Abhra is in the squad of ISL franchise Bengaluru FC had a past glory dawning the Red and Gold jersey for a long time. Technical Director Subash Bhowmick proposed the name of Abhra to East Bengal management and as a result the experienced goalkeeper returning back in his favourite club.

CHENNAI CITY SIGNED ROBERTO ESLAVA SUAREZ, SANDRO RODRIGUEZ
2.5.18: Chennai City FC signed defender Roberto Eslava Suarez for the upcoming I-League. Eslava can play both positions of Left Back & Right Back. He played for different Spanish clubs like UD LAS PALMAS, CD Marino.
Chennai City FC signed midfielder Sandro Rodriguez Felipe on a long-term contract. Attacking midfielder, Sandro has played are in UD LAS PALMAS B and CD Marino (Spanish 2B Division)

MOHUN BAGAN RELEASED LIST OF SIGNED FOOTBALLERS

KFC NEWS DESK - 2.5.18 : In a press meeting at Kolkata the former finance secretary Debasish Dutta announced their signing so far and request the management to uphold these contracts.Nineteen out of Thirty one members of Mohun Bagan executive committee resigned recently. All these officials expresses their grievance in the press meet today.
Confirmed Players of Mohun Bagan for 2018-19 Season:

1. Shilton Paul (Retained)
2. Sankar Roy (Retained)
3. Ricardo Cardozo (From Churchill Brothers)
4. Mainak Akuli (From Salkia Friends)
5. Arijit Bagui (Retained)
6. Amey Ganesh Ranawade (From FC Goa)
7. Kim Kima (From Aizawl FC)
8. Eze Kingsley (Retained)
9. Abhishek Ambedker (From Minerva Punjab FC)
10. Gurjinder Kumar (Retained)
11. Brittoo Pankraskar (From Churchill Brothers)
12. William Lalnunfela (From Aizawl FC)
13. Shilton D'Silva (Retained)
14. Darren Caldeira (From ATK)
15. Moinuddin Khan (From Minerva Punjab)
16. Yuta Kinowaki (Retained)
17. Tirthankar Sarkar (From Mohammedan SC)
18. Avinas Ruidas (From Mumbai City FC)
19. Sourav Das (Retained)
20. Pintu Mahata (Retained)
21. Aser Parrick Dipanda Dicka (Retained)
22. Henry Kisseka (From Gokulam FC)
23. Jiten Murmu (From Mohammedan SC)
24. Azaharuddin (Retained)

01.05.2018: Moirangmayum Ashok, Loitongbam Bishorjit and Ngangom Ronald extends their contracts with Neroca FC for one more season.

SUKDEV SINGH ARE IN THE TARGET OF THREE KOLKATA CLUBS

30.4.18 : The central defender of Minerva Punjab FC, Sukdev Singh are in the target of three Kolkata clubs. East Bengal already declared the name of Sukdev Singh in an email. But Minerva Punjab supremo Ranjit Bajaj claims that Sukdev are in an agreement till 2019. If any team wants him than the particular club will have to pay transfer fees to Minerva Punjab.
Meanwhile the other Kolkata clubs ATK and Mohun Bagan are also in a target to sign Sukdev Singh in their favour for the forth coming season. Sukdev can be rated as one of the successful defender in the recently concluded season.

CHIGAKHAM ROSHAN SINGH JOINS NECORA FC
30.04.18: Roshan Singh a 23 years old center back signed for Neroca FC. Roshan played in NACO and KLASA. He has also represented Manipur in the Santosh trophy.

FC GOA EXTEND CONTRACT WITH FERRAN COROMINAS
29.04.18: ISL franchise FC Goa extends contract with Ferran Corominas for one more year. Former Lal Lga player, 35 year old Spanish forward Coro joined FC Goa last season and scored 18 goals in his 20 appearances in the recently concluded season.

NEROCA FC SIGNED SURJAKANTA TONGBRAM
28.04.18: Neroca FC signed 20 year old centre forward Surjakanta Tongbram for 2 years. SAIL Football academy product Surhakanta played for Delhi dynamos (U-19) , FC Moirang , Young physique FC and NISA.

MINERVA PUNJAB CLAIMS TRANSFER FEE FOR THEIR FOOTBALLERS

28.4.18 : Minerva Punjab FC's team owner Ranjit Bajaj claims that four footballers whoso name are announced by East Bengal in an email yesterday are illegal. Ranjit Bajaj claims, Sukdev Singh, Deepak Devrani, Bali Gagandip and Kasim Aidara are in an agreement with his club till 2019. Minerva Punjab team owner said, if three Indian footballers decided to join East Bengal then a transfer money of 10% will have to remitted. Minerva Punjab has no objection regarding goal keeper Rakshit Dagar who is free to join East Bengal

Ranjit Bajaj further claims that a transfer fee of 25% will have to be paid in case of Kasim Aidara, the footballer from Senegal. East Bengal are in discussion with Chencho the footballer from Bhutan who had successful I League mission last year.

EAST BENGAL SQUAD - TILL 27TH APRIL 2018

27.04.2018 : East Bengal today in a Press Release announced the name of twenty eight footballers who have signed and agreed to be a part of the squad. The players are confirmed by the club and Technical Director Subash Bhowmick. Apart from these footballers East Bengal are likely to sign five footballers in different position before the start of Kolkata CFL .

EAST BENGAL OFFERED AFC 'A' LICENSE COACH BASTAB ROY AS CHIEF COACH. BASTAB IS CURRENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH ATK AS ASSISTANT COACH FOR LAST THREE YEARS. IF ATK RELEASE BASTAB, THEN HE IS LIKELY TO BE IN THE DUGOUT OF RED & GOLD.

GOAL KEEPERS : 1) Rakshit Dagar, 2) Mirshad K, 3) Ubaid CK


DEFENDERS : 4) Sukhdev Singh, 5) Deepak Devrani, 6) Lalrozama Fanai, 7) Mehtab Singh, 8) Salam Ranjan Singh, 9) Lalramchullova, 10) Rahul Ghosh, 11) Kaushik Sarkar, 12) Samad Ali Mallick

MIDFIELDERS : 13) Kassim Aidara (Foreigner), 14) Mahmood Al Amna (Foreigner), 15) Katsumi Yusa (Foreigner-For I League Only), 16) Laldanmawia Ralte, 17) Brandon Vanlalremdika , 18) Surabuddin Mollick, 19) Richard Costa, 20) Yami Longvah, 21) Prakash Sarkar, 22) K.Vidhyasagar Singh, 23) Ginkhaholen Haokip, 24) Telem Suranjit Singh, 25) Sanchyan Samadder

FORWARDS : 26) Jobby Justin, 27) Bali Gagandeep, 28) Tetepuia

1) Subhas Bhowmick - Technical Director
2) Ranjan Chowdhury - Assistant Coach

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27.04.2018: Trau FC signed ATK striker, Saikhom Ronald Singh for this season.

27.04.2018: Aizawl FC offers one of their very talented Academy Graduate LALBIAKZUALA with senior contract.

26.04.2018: Mumbai City FC extends contract of goalkeeper Amrinder Singh for one more season.

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MRIDUL BANERJEE APPOINTED, WHILE BISWAJIT BHATTACHARJEE TERMINATED

27.4.18 : Mohammedan Sporting Club have appointed Mridul Banerjee as their new Head Coach, after parting ways with Biswajit Bhattacharya. Mohammedan SC, former Head Coach Biswajit Bhattacharya and Goalkeeper Coach Partha Chakraborty have reached an agreement to terminate their working relationship on mutual consent.

Mridul Banerjee, who led the Black Panthers to the second place finish in 2016/17 Calcutta Football League before winning the 2017 Santosh Trophy with Bengal state team, has been appointed as replacement with immediate effect and his first assignment will be a must-win away tie against Bengaluru FC 'B' on Sunday.

BHOWMICK APPOINTED AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, KHALID PART AWAY

26.4.18 : Subash Bhowmick will continue as the Technical Director of East Bengal for the forth coming 2018-19 season. This was officially announced by the General Secretary of East Bengal Kalyan Mazumdar, in a press meeting at Kolkata today. Subash Bhowmick will be in charge of the team right from the beginning of the season till the end. East Bengal announced the name of Ranjan Chowdhury as the Assistant Coach but the name of the chief coach is yet to be finalise. While interacting with the media Kalyan Mazumdar said that Technical Director Subash Bhowmick will going to finalise the name of Chief coach, Goal keeper Coach and other members of the technical team.

East Bengal part away with Khalid Jamil who was incidentally the chief coach of the team in the recently concluded season. Kalyan Mazumdar, the General Secretary of East Bengal described Khalid Jamil's performance as 'miserable' and added that club want to help him by deputing Bhaskar Ganguly, Manoranjan Bhattacharjee during I League and Subash Bhowmick at the time of Super Cup. Despite all efforts from club Khalid's performance was far beyond expectation. So, club are not in a position to continue with Khalid Jamil in the forth coming season. A letter has been sent to Khalid Jamil regarding the issue.

Kalyan Mazumdar admits that the agreement with Khalid Jamil was for two years.The agreement also says that after six months with a two months notice period the agreement can be cancelled from either end.


Subash Bhowmick will finalise his technical team shortly.

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SUBHASISH ROY CHOWDHURY SIGNS FOR JAMSHEDPUR FC

26.04.2018: JFC Press Release: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury signs for Jamshedpur Football Club on a one-year deal. Subhasish played for East Bengal, Mahindra United, Dempo in the I-League; ATK, FC Goa, Delhi Dynamos and Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League.

On signing with Jamshedpur FC, Subhasish commented, "Jamshedpur is my second home. I feel nostalgic being back here. There were some great memories made during my time with TFA. I am overwhelmed and honoured to be given the opportunity to play for Jamshedpur FC and I look forward to a successful season. I will definitely give my 100% for the team."

MOHAMMEDAN SPORTING APPOINTS MRIDUL BANERJEE AS NEW COACH
26.04.2018: Mohammedan Sporting appointed Mridul Banerjee as their new coach after their defeat in 2nd Division League match against Chennaiyin FC reserves yesterday.Mohammedan Sporting currently is in 4th Position in the Group C table of 2nd Division League.

CHENNAIYIN FC SIGNS TONDONBA SINGH
Left back Ngasepam Tondonba Singh signs for Chennaiyin FC on a 2 year deal. He last played for Neroca FC in the last season, and featured 17 games out of 18 games, helping them finish as runners-up.

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NEROCA FC EXTENDS CONTRACTS OF FELIX AND DHANANJOY

26.04.2018: Neroca FC extends contract of their two years top scorer Felix for one more season.Felix added "I wanna stay with the orange brigade for the love of the management and the fans of Manipur !! "


Side Back Dhananjoy extends his contract till 2020. Dhananjoy suffers a knee injury last season and couldn't play for the team.

AL AMNA SIGNS FOR EAST BENGAL

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25.4.18: Mahumud Al Amna, the Syrian midfielder extend his contract with East Bengal. The contract will last for one year. Al Amna will be in service right from the start of the season. Meanwhile East Bengal are in discussion with Cavin Lobo though the deal is yet to finalise. East Bengal declared the name of Lobo as captain of the team for the forth coming season

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MOHUN BAGAN ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING UP A STRONG TEAM

25.4.18: Mohun Bagan are in the process of building up a well combined team for the forth coming season. According to the sources Azharuddin Mullick, Shilton Paul and Arijit Bagui will going to continue their agreement for yet another year with Green and Maroon. Among the new recruits are Abhishek Ambedkar and Md Moinuddin of Minerva Punjab, Abinash Ruidas of Mumbai City FC, Tirthankar Sarkar and Jiten Murmu and Prasenjit Paul of Mohammedan Sporting and Amey Ranawade of FC Goa.

Mohun Bagan has finalise four overseas footballers till date. Dipandra Dicka, Aze Kingsley and Yuta Kinowaki extend their contract for yet another year with the Mariners . Mohun Bagan finalise Ugandan striker Henry Kisekka for the forth coming season. Henry played an important role for Gokulam FC in the recently concluded I League . Ugandan striker Henry were in the rader of East Bengal, but finally Mohun Bagan were successful to win the deal .

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SUBASH BHOWMICK WILL CONTINUE AS T.D. OF EAST BENGAL

24.4.18:Subash Bhowmick to continue as the Technical Director of East Bengal in the forth coming season. There is a chance of golden handshake between coach Khalid Jamil and East Bengal. According to the sources East Bengal management are willing to continue with Kalid Jamil and it is likely that Ranjan Chowdhury will act as the coach of East Bengal in the Kolkata CFL.

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KATSUMI & UBAID EXTEND CONTRACT WITH EAST BENGAL
24.04.18:Japanese midfielder Katsumi Yusa extends his contract for one more year in East Bengal today. Katsumi is the second overseas footballer after Senegalese footballer Kassim Aidara to sign for East Bengal. Katsumi will join the team from I League. The discussion with Mahumd Al Amna are almost in the final stage, it is likely that the Syrian midfielder will sign shortly.

The veteran midfielder Mehtab Hossain and goalkeeper Abhra Mondal will join East Bengal in the forth coming season. According to the sources, Technical Director Subash Bhowmick recommend the name of two footballers and they will be included in the squad.

Ubaid CK, extends his contract with East Bengal for two more years until 2020.In his official page Ubaid added "The club want me here and I want to be here. I want to be in this city.

I've became a Kolkatan now, the people here loves me a lot, they treat me like a part of their family. I've had a good time at the club so far, so as long as I'm in the team, as I love the city of joy, I'm not looking to go anywhere.

Unless the club come and tell me they want me to leave then I won't be going anywhere. I'm fighting for my shirt. The last couple of weeks I had my name linked with other clubs but East Bengal is my Home now and I'm not leaving my home."

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ARNAB MONDAL JOINS ATK

23.04.2018 The central defender of East Bengal, Arnab Mondal signed for the ISL franchisee ATK. The agreement will last for one year. Arnab was the captain of East Bengal in the recently concluded season had a association for the last eight years. Arnab was the member of ATK for the first three years decided to join once again. East Bengal are in search of experienced central defender after Arnab Mondal and Gurwinder Singh decided to bid a goodbye after a long spell of service.

East Bengal had a good gain in the transfer market when the signed the I League champions Minerva Punjab FC's midfielder, Kassim Aidara and goal keeper Rakshit Dagar in the forth coming season.


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23.04.2018: Neroca FC signed left back Yendrembam Denechandra Meitei from Churchill Brothers. Dene has ventured his youth career in Mohun Bagan and Pune FC and has played for Pune FC and Churchill Brothers.

DUTCH COACH REMCO BOERE JOINS UNITED SPORTS

23.04.2018: United Sports Club signed experienced Dutch Coach Remco Boere in the coming season as the technical director of United Non Residential academy. At the same time he will be guiding the senior team in CFL Premier Division.

23.04.2018: Aizawl FC Academy graduate, defender Sr Lallawmawma signs for the Senior Team.

22.04.2018: Defender John Johnson leaves Bengaluru FC after spending 5 long seasons there. As per the reports, he is going to sign for ISL side ATK.

v 20.04.2014: Young goalkeeper of Jamshedpur FC, Md. Rafique Ali Sardar signed a contract extension until 2020.

20.04.2018: Aizawl FC signed their academy graduate, midfielder K. Lalhmangaihkima with new long term contract in the senior squad.

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17.04.2018: JFC Press Release: Pratik Chowdhary signs for Jamshedpur FC on a one-year deal.Pratik originally hails from Mumbai who played for major Indian clubs like Air India, Rangdajied United, Mohun Bagan, Mumbai FC in the I-League and has represented Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League. He represented Delhi Dynamos for 9 matches in the recently concluded ISL 2017-18 season.

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15.04.2018: Wael Ayan from Syria has joined Mohammedan SC for I-League 2nd Division . He won AFC Cup in 2010 & played 47 matches for Syria.

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14.04.2018: CFC Press Release: Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC SIGNED of 22-year-old Sinivasan Pandiyan from Chennai City FC on a permanent move subject to transfer window regulations. The Thanjavur-born central midfielder has penned a three-year contract with the current ISL title holders on the back of an impressive I-League 2017-18 campaign. He appeared on 17 instances for Chennai City FC.

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11.04.2018: CFC Press Release: Francisco Fernandes and Mohammed Rafi have renewed their contracts with the club by one year each. The experienced Indian duo with more than 30 India caps between them will continue as Marina Machans in the coming season, looking to defend the ISL title with the same gusto with which they won it last time out.

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31.03.2018: MCFC Press Release: With goalkeeper Amrinder Singh having already signed a three-year contract extension with the Islanders, Mumbai City FC have retained the services of full-back Davinder Singh (until May 2020), forward Pranjal Bhumij (until May 2021) and goalkeeper Kunal Sawant (until May 2020) on multiple-year contracts.


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27.03.2018: DD Press Release: Winger Romeo Fernandes has today signed a two-year contract extension with Indian Super League outfit Delhi Dynamos, that will see the 25-year old stay at the club till the end of the 2019-2020 season.

09.03.2018: Chennai City FC midfielder Soosairaj Michael signed for Jamshedpur FC.

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