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FC Goa signs Nirmal Chhetri

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have announced the signing of defender for the upcoming season.

Chhetri has been a veteran in the since its inception, playing for two clubs before joining the Gaurs ahead of the 2018-2019 season.

The entire country noticed the brand of exciting that played last season and now I have the chance to be a part of it. Sergio (Lobera) did wonders last season and I'm happy to be under his tutelage going forward, said Chhetri.

The supporters are also one of the major reasons for wanting to move to They back the team and the thunder that is at Fatorda is mind blowing. Their passion at away games is no less and there are always people cheering for this club at any stadium in I am looking forward to being a part of this great family, he said.

Chhetri started his senior career with back in 2006 before playing for both Bengal giants, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan respectively.

He scored three goals for Mohun Bagan, including one on his debut. He was loaned out to Mohammedan SC in 2013.

In 2014, ISL side Kerala Blasters FC sought the services of the defender who joined them and helped the team to the finals where they lost against ATK.

Chhetri then moved to NorthEast United FC where he played in the 2016 and 2017 seasons before now moving to Goa to join the Gaurs.

Head was also all praise for his new recruit.

Nirmal is a who will bring experience to this squad. He can play in any position across the back four and can assist in attack as well. Defensively, he's a with a lot of personality," he said.

"He's good with the ball and good in one on one situations. Additionally, his aerial prowess adds to his quality. Our defence needs to improve and a like him is always an asset to any team.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 20:20 IST