A-League team Wellington Phoenix has signed United SC midfielder Carlos Hernandez on a 2 years contract

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.......Wellington Phoenix has signed Costa Rica playmaker Carlos Hernandez on a two-year contract which will effect from June. In nid of October he hinted as he wants to return in A-League.

Hernandez, 30, who is currently playing Indian Premier League (I-League) team Prayag United SC from this season who joined United SC from Melbourne Victory where he played five years. He stated that he wanted to return to the A-League when a one-year contract at Indian I-League club Prayag United ended in June. He will join Wellington Phoenix then

Phonix coach Ricki Herber told that he is delighted about carlos and his team will be more powerful as per his previous performance in A-League.

The Dead ball situation specialist and Fre kick master Carlos recently scored an international level goal from a free kick against Dempo SC at Kalyani Stadiun during the match of I-League for his team Unitd SC and awarded Man of the Match. Hernandez has played 35 times for his country, including at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.

He joined Melbourne Victory, initially as a loan player, from Costa Rica club LD Alajuelense in 2007. He scored 40 goals in 138 games for Melbourne Victory and won the Johnny Warren Medal for best player in the A-League in 2009-2010,

Carlos who signed in 28th June 2012 for an one year contract with United SC has played 13 I-League match so far out of last 20 Round for United SC where he scored 3 goals.
He played 1047 minutes for United SC and 7 times he was substituted. He scored 2 goals against United Sikkim and 1 against Dempo SC in I-League. He last played on 12.01.2013 against Sporting Goa where United won 2-1.
The midfielder Carlos Hernandez returned to Costa Rica on as his father passed away and he will expected to return to play the rest season of United on 20th Feb.

Edinho Jr joins I-League club Shillong Lajong on loan from EPL Side Blackburn Rovers as loan.

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......Provides Lajong a decisive edge for the remainder of the 2012-13 I-League season. Life indeed has come full circle for Indian football. Years after Baichung Bhutia made the move across two continents to join an England-based club, Edon Junior Viegas do Amaral (popularly known as Edinho Junior) a striker from the former Premier League Champions Blackburn Rovers, will be donning the red of Shillong Lajong Football Club and plying his trade in the Indian I-League.

Edinho will be joining the Shillong-based club on a short-term loan beginning February 16, 2013. He is a Portuguese national of Brazilian origin who moved to Blackburn Rovers from Olhanense. The 18 year old plays centre-forward and is the son of a former Brazilian international footballer, Edon do Amaral Neto.

The signing of Edinho will add impetus to Shillong Lajong's campaign for the remainder of the 2012-13 season. It will add an edge to the club's striking options. Lajong's story and place in Indian football is truly historic. It became the first club from North-East India to have qualified for the I-League, India's premier football league, and have been performing admirably well since then amongst the big boys of Indian football.

At the forefront of the development of football in the country, Shillong Lajong recently became the first-ever Indian football club to have had a strategic stake taken by Anglian Holdings. The Meghalaya-based club boasts of an impressive youth system as well. With an eye to aid in the development of Indian football, Anglian Holdings has also invested in Danish 1st Division Club FC.

Vestsjaelland to provide a platform for fledgling Indian football talent to ply their trade in Europe. Much in the same vein, India-based V H Group, took charge at former Premier League Champions Blackburn Rovers to announce the arrival of the Indian football story on the world stage. The loan move for Edinho signals a consolidated effort to provide a powerful push for the sport in India.

Commenting on this development Balaji Rao, Managing Director of Venky's, says "We are pleased to be associated with Shillong Lajong FC through the loan of young Edinho. We look forward to opportunities to help develop our players and football in India through strategic partnerships."

Larsing Ming Sawyan, General Secretary Shillong Lajong Football Club, added "We are thankful to Blackburn Rovers for providing us with a player of Edinho's quality. He will be an incisive edge to Lajong's forward line and will definitely add to the quality of the game on the field."

Dhruv Ratra, CEO-Sports & Marketing Anglian Holdings, summarized the deal by saying "This exchange of talent - a first of its kind in Indian football- will set a precedent for future exchanges of knowledge and information which in turn will help drive the game of football forward in India. Edinho is an exciting young player and Indian fans will enjoy his exploits on the field.

Churchill Brother has signed three players today including India Captain Sunil Chettri.

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The second positioned Goan team Churchill Brothers , who are at present with 39 points in the I league today have gained tremendously in the transfer market when they have signed the Indian captain Sunil Chetri today at the Goa Football Association in Margao.

Sunil Chettri, who was at present serving for Sporting Clube de Portugal a Lisbon based club have allowed the Indian skipper to join the Goan club Churchill Brothers. This may be mentioned that Sunil had a discussion regarding his joining with the Alemao Brothers earlier this year. Sunil is likely to dawn the Churchill colors only after the Indian camp at Pune. He will get only 8 matches to play for Churchill in this edition of I-League.

Churchill Brothers also signed the Senegalese deep defender Lamabine Tamba who is no longer a stranger in Indian football. Tamba has played for Mahindra United, Air India and Pune FC. Churchill's Defender Bilal has left the the team very recently and Churchill will fill up the gap with Tamba.

Today Afghanistan captain Balal Arezou has also signed for Churchill Brothers. Balal grew up in Afghanistan and shifted to Norway. In Norway, he played football for Senja, Grane, Arendal and Fredrikstad's youth team. He then joined Asker in 2009. Balal Arezou made his international football debut for Afghanistan on 2010 South Asian Games.