SL: Ozbey, Amiri sign for FC Goa

FC Goa have roped in two of Dempo SC's foreign imports -- Australian Tolgay Ozbey and Haroon Amiri of Afghanistan-- for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) which starts on October 12, official sources said on Friday.

PTI| Updated: Sep 26, 2014, 15:22 PM IST
SL: Ozbey, Amiri sign for FC Goa

Panaji: FC Goa have roped in two of Dempo SC's foreign imports -- Australian Tolgay Ozbey and Haroon Amiri of Afghanistan-- for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) which starts on October 12, official sources said on Friday.

Tolgay and Haroon, who extended their contracts with Dempo SC last summer, will now be seen in action alongside FC Goa's other foreign players including former France World Cupper and Arsenal legend Robert Pires, who is their marquee player.

Tolgay, the former Newcastle United Jets player is part of the elite league of foreign players who have played for all three big clubs of Kolkata namely -- East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting.

After going through a lean patch for Mohammedan Sporting in the first half of the campaign last year, Ozbey went on to join Dempo SC under the tutelage of countryman Arthur Papas and saw his performance graph take a sharp turn for the good.

He scored eight goals in as many I-League appearances for Dempo. Amiri also joined Dempo midway into the season after having a torrid time with Mumbai FC and scored thrice in seven appearances for the Goan side.

Tolgay and Amiri became the only foreigners contracted with an I-League club to also play for an ISL side after Cornell Glen.

FC Goa play their first match on October 16 against Chennaiyin FC.