East Bengal Sign Charles D'Souza

Thursday, 24 August 2017|Abhranil Roy

East Bengal has had an explosive transfer window so far, and they seem no sign of letting up. The Bengal club has now signed up Chennai City FC striker Charles D'Souza, and it was done only a few hours after they announced the arrival of Japanese midfielder and ex-Mohun Bagan footballer Katsumi Yusa.

The Red and Gold Brigade seem hell-bent on winning the I-League this season, and their signings certainly reflect their ambitions. Charles is their fifth foreigner, the others being Willis Plaza, Carlyl Mitchell, Al-Amna and the aforementioned Yusa. The forward scored 4 goals in the I-League last season and 5 more in the first division league in Chennai. He is pacy and is built like a tank and will be a good backup option to Plaza. The Brazilian is owned by Alvaranga, a Portuguese club and has been signed on a one-season loan by the former National League winners.

East Bengal has made an explosive start to their campaign, having run over their opponents in the first three games of the Calcutta Football League (CFL). Their coach, Khalid Jamil has repeatedly stressed on the fact that their sole objective is to win the league this year. With the signings the club has made, it would be nothing short of a disaster if they don't.