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FC Pune City sign Gabriel, Shankar for 2018-19 ISL season

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

(ISL) club FC Pune City today signed and defensive midfielder to strengthen their squadfor the 2018-19 season of the tournament.

Gabriel, who last played for East Bengal in the I-League, enters the ISL with the after a gap of two years, a issued by the club said.

Gaurav Modwelsaid,"Gabriels speed and agility on the wings gives the team good options."

Fernandes started his youth career with Dempo and Sporting Goa. In 2012, he joined the

The 30-year old made his ISL debut with the FC Goa in 2014 and joined FC in the next season.

Since then, the has played in the for Salgaocar, and East Bengal.

Sampingirajcomes in to the fold after having an impressive outing for the Bengaluru FC leading up to a national call for the U-23 side.

The Karnataka-born began his professional career with the HAL and later signed with Pailan Arrows followed by a stint at the DSK Shivajians (on loan).

After getting the young midfielders signature, Modwelsaid, "Shankar is a hard-working player, who is good on the ball and is technically sound, which adds a lot of quality in the way that we want to play our "

Sampingiraj made his India U-23 debut against in a 2016 in

The appeared for the Kerala Blasters FC in the 2015 ISL season.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 17:00 IST