ISL 3: Subrata Paul among five to sign for NorthEast United

Shillong, May 25: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise NorthEast United FC on Wednesday announced the signing of India international goalkeeper Subrata Paul along with Nirmal Chettri, Rowllin Borges, Shouvik Ghosh and Sumit Passi for the third edition of the tournament.

The franchise have named Brazilian Sergio Farias its head coach. With the addition of these five players, the franchise has moved closer to completing its domestic roster, it said on Wednesday.

Mumbai City Football Club's goalkeeper Subrata Paul (yellow) fails to save a goal against Northeast United FC (white) during their ISL 2014 match

"I cannot wait to start playing for NorthEast United. It is my home and I am sure we will have a memorable season … one to remember," Nirmal said in a statement.

Rowllin also stated his delight.

"I am very happy that I signed for NorthEast United FC. I am looking forward to playing for the club this season and its passionate fans and helping it win the League," he said.

Ardeshir Jeejeebhoy, director of football for NEUFC, said, "We have huge expectations from Nirmal who has quality I-League, ISL and international experience to strengthen our defence and give us an added edge because he is raring to go."

"Subrata Paul, on the other hand, displays remarkably quick instincts on field. He is a seasoned footballer and definitely would have a lot of wisdom to share with the boys," he added.


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