Moga joins Mohammedan practice; Yakubu to arrive latter


KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club have followed up the recent capture of Yusif Yakubu with the signing of South Sudanese International James Joseph Saeed Moga, who joined practice on Monday morining at Mohammedan Sporting Ground after reaching Kolkata on Saturday, while Yakubu is expected to arrive latter this week.

The Kolkata Outfit find it very difficult to score goals upfront during the Eastern Zone Qualifiers of the 2nd Division League, but now after the inclusion of Moga and Yakubu the forrward line is looking as one of the best among the teams participating in the final phase of the league.

Head Coach Subrata Bhattacharya Jr. said, “Both Moga and Yakubu are very experienced players and they know their role on the field so its a boon for us to have both of them together in the team.”

James Moga, who started his career at India with Sporting Clube de Goa in 2011, before moving to Pune FC in 2012. The South Sudanese International has also plied his trade for East Bengal in 2013-14 season and while playing for East Bengal Moga scored the decisive goal in 2013 AFC Cup Quarter-Finals against Semen Padang FC which guided East Bengal into the Semi-Finals of the competion for the very first time.

“I would like to thank to the almighty for giving me this opportunity. Its a huge honour for me to play for Mohammedan Sporting Club as its a big club with big reputation. I am delighted to be a part of this great club and looking forward to give my best for the team,” Moga said on Monday.

“Kolkata is not a new place to me, I am used to the pressure that comes with Kolkata football as the fans always expect the best from the players therefor I am ready to fit in perfectly.” Further he added.

Beside Moga few other new signings like Nagen Tamang, Poibiang Pohshna, Karma Tsewang and Sheikh Faiz also joined the practice on Monday and few others will join on morrow and Wednesday.

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