Goa, Sep 11: FC Goa will start their pre-season on September 12. This is the first time since the inaugural season that the Gaurs will get into gear on home turf.
After winning the Super Cup last season and coming within minutes of landing their first-ever ISL title, Sergio Lobera’s men will look to launch another successful campaign. The two-time ISL finalists have continued with a majority of the squad that finished the last campaign with six members of the foreign contingent retained.
Ferran Corominas, after winning his second straight ISL Golden Boot Trophy, will aim to finish as the top scorer in the league for the third consecutive time. He will be joined by compatriots Edu Bedia and Carlos Pena. Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh and central defender Mourtada Fall will also retain for another year.
The Gaurs’ highest-appearance maker Mandar Rao Dessai will be one of the Goans in the squad apart from Brandon Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Seriton Fernandes and others. Last season’s young break-out stars Mohammad Nawaz, Princeton Rebello, Saviour Gama and Liston Colaco will once again be part of the first team.
Shubham Dhas has been promoted from the Developmental team while Aibanbha Dohling, Seiminlen Doungel and Amey Ranawade are new additions to the squad. (UNI)