Paul leaves for Canada, Gouramangi for Australia for trials
New Delhi: National football team goalkeeper
Subrata Paul left the country on Tuesday for Canada for trial with
Vancouver Whitecaps while defender Gouramangi Singh will be
bound for Australia on Thursday to try his luck with new
A-League side Melbourne Heart FC.
Paul will attend a 10-day trial with Vancouver Whitecaps
FC which will make their Major League Soccer (MLS) debut from
next season (2011).
If the star goalkeeper impresses the Vancouver Whitecaps
FC management he can join mid-season. The club play in the
second division this season.
The Pune FC player was scheduled to go for trials in
April but postponed his departure till the end of I-league
after he sustained injuries against Mumbai FC.
Paul could not sign a contract with the AIFF today for
the preparation of next January`s Asian Cup in Doha.
"Paul could not sign the contract as he has left for
trial," AIFF vice-president Subrata Dutta, one of the four
officials who handled the contract issue, told PTI.
Gouramangi, Churchill Brothers` defender, is leaving for
Australia on Thursday evening for trial with Melbourne Heart
FC from June 7-19. The club will make their A-League debut
this season which starts in August
"I am leaving on Thursday for Australia and looking
forward to the trials," he said.