7/30/2019 10:15:16 PM (GMT+3)

Gokulam sign Brazil's Bruno before Durand Cup 

Gokulam sign Brazil

KOZHIKODE, Kerala: Brazilian midfielder Bruno Pelissari, who has joined Gokulam Kerala, will make his debut for the Kerala side at the Durand Cup in Kolkata.

Bruno is the second foreign signing of the Malabarians after Ugandan striker Henry Kisekka. The Brazilian had earlier stints at Chennaiyin and Delhi Dynamos.

“He is a wonderful player, who can create lot of chances. It is great to see such a player in the team. He has trained along with us only for a couple of training session but I can see the talent in him,” Gokulam coach Fernando Santiago Varela said in a club statement. “This year we have quality foreign recruits. Kisekka and Marcus Joseph are expected to be good in the upfront while Andre Ettienne is a solid defender. Bruno's addition will strenghthen the side."

The Malabarians, who are grouped with TRAU FC, Chennaiyin and Indian Army,  will leave for Kolkata on August 1. They will play their first match on August 8 at Howrah Stadium.

“I have played in ISL before and I have pretty good understanding of Indian football. I think I League will be a good challenge for me. I look forward for a good season and hope to bring glory to the club I play,” said Bruno.