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Afghan footballer Zohib Islam Amiri joins Dempo Sports Club

Panaji: Top Afghanistan footballer Zohib Islam Amiri has joined Dempo Sports Club till the end of the 2013-14 season.

Amiri, who is captain of Afghanistan`s national team, comes to the Goan outfit from Mumbai FC.

"I am delighted to sign for Dempo. I look forward to repaying the faith showed in me by the coach. My focus will be to play well and have a successful season with Dempo," stated the 26-year-old defender yesterday.

Amiri hit headlines when he led Afghanistan to a 2-0 win over India in the SAFF Cup 2013. He was also voted the FPAI Fans `Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season in India.

However, the Afghan footballer said he will not be playing the upcoming Federation Cup.

Besides Amiri, Dempo has got another new recruit, Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey.