The NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) will kick off the team’s Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) season against Mumbai City FC on Saturday (November 21) at Goa’s Tilak Maidan Stadium.
NorthEast United finished ninth in the ISL last season, with only two wins in 18 games. They sacked Croatian head coach Robert Jarni before the end of the season.
This season, the team has appointed Spaniard Gerard Nus as its head coach, Sportstar reported.
35-year-old Nus is the youngest head coach in the ISL, and will be looking to make his mark in his first job as a head coach since leaving the Ghana national team in 2017.
Attacking midfielder Federio Gallego will continue for a third successive season while the management has roped in fresh six overseas faces.
Striker Kewsi Appiah, who has Premier League and Championship experience from England, is the biggest signing for the new campaign.
30-year-old Isriss Sylla, a Guinean professional footballer, and Luis Machado, 28, a Portuguese winger, add depth to its attack.
Britto PM and VP Suhair join NEUFC after a successful season with Mohun Bagan in the I-League.
Mizoram-born Lalkhawpuimawia was among the goals (5) at Churchill Brothers last season.
Here is NEUFC’s full list of players for the ISL 2020-21 season:
Goalkeepers: Sanjiban Ghosh, Subhasish Roy, Gurmeet, Nikhil Deka
Defenders: Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar, Mashoor Shereef, Nabin Rabha, Nim Dorjee, Provat Lakra, Wayne Vaz, Rakesh Pradhan
Midfielders: Federico Gallego, Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, Imran Khan, Lalrempuia Fanai, Pragyan Gogoi, Rochharzela
Forwards: Idrissa Sylla, Luis Machado, Kwesi Appiah, Britto PM, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Lalkhawpuimawia, Suhair Vadakkepeedika