Sporting Clube de Goa have roped in young local talents recruiting winger Alber Gonsalves and defensive mid-fielder Glan Martins for the I-League here on Wednesday.
Glan, after joining the club from Sesa Football Academy in the summer, has featured in four appearances for the 'Flaming Oranje' in the Goa Pro League. After suffering an injury, the 20-year-old worked hard to force his way back in to the team.
"Glan is a good defensive midfield player who has the ability to win the ball and unlock opposing defences with his ball distribution," remarked Sporting Clube de Goa head coach Mathew D'Costa.
Alber, who turns 25 later this month, scored five times for Sesa Football Academy in the first round (nine matches) of the Goa Pro League, which caught the attention of the Sporting Goa management. Thereafter, he has been training with the club for the last three months.
"Alber is most constructive on the wing where he can use his pace to burst forward and cross or is equally dangerous cutting in and having a shot at goal," explained Mathew.