6/11/2018 9:34:05 PM (GMT+3)

Bengaluru sign Kima, Gill on a two-year deal

Bengaluru sign Kima, Gill on a two-year deal

KOLKATA, India: Bengaluru FC have signed Sairuat Kima and Gursimrat Singh Gill on a two-year deal till 2019-2020, the club said on Monday.

The duo join Kean Lewis and Rino Anto as they continue to reinforce the squad ahead of the AFC Cup Inter-Zone semifinal against Turkmenistan’s Altyn Asyr FK in August.

Gursimrat, 21, who first joined Bengaluru in 2016-17 season from AIFF Elite Academy, played in I-League, AFC Cup and Federation Cup.

“I'm really happy to join Bengaluru. I was unlucky to be injured for most parts of my first stint at the club, but I'm glad that they reposed their faith in me,” said Gursimrat.

Sairuat, who joined from Jamshedpur FC, began his youth career with Mizoram-based Chanmari FC before joining the DSK Shivajians youth setup in Pune. He was promoted to the first team during the 2016-17 season where the 6’3” defender featured in the Durand Cup and Federation Cup apart from being a mainstay in defence in the I-League.

The U-23 international was then snapped up by Jamshedpur in the ISL 2017-18 draft and featured for the Jharkhand-based side in the Super Cup.

“This is a big moment for me, and I’m really grateful for this opportunity,” said Sairuat.