I-League debutants Minerva Punjab FC have acquired the services of winger David Ngaihte, FeverPitch can confirm. They have also roped in goalkeeper Arnab Das Sharma to cover for their injured first-choice goalkeeper Ravi Kumar.
The new recruits have already started training with the squad under the watchful eyes of technical director Colm Toal, whose arrival might just be the boost Minerva needs right now after their disastrous start to the I-League.
Minerva will be hoping for a change of fortune with the addition of a new goalkeeper, Arnab, who will inject some much-needed experience and stability under the sticks.
The other new signing, David KC Ngaihte, not being new to the top tier football will inject the much needed experience and versatality in their rank, which was very much lacking. He was a key cog for NorthEast United FC in the inaugural season of the ISL, after making his mark with Rangdajied United and Shillong Lajong earlier. He was an integral part of the Neroca FC side that played in the 2nd division I-League last season. The 27-year-old will be looking to re-establish himself in the big league, with some quality performances after having a great season with NISA in the Manipur State League.
Minerva was also close to securing a deal with former DSK Shivajians' winger, Israil Gurung, who was on trial for almost a month. However, the club failed to reach an agreement with the winger.
Minerva will be locking horns with East Bengal in their next game at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Punjab on Sunday.
They are currently languishing at the bottom of the league table with just 1 point from 4 matches and have failed to create chances upfront, netting just 1 goal in 4 matches.