Odisha FC has reached an agreement with Indian defender Kamalpreet Singh for a period of two years, ahead of the seventh edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). Earlier, Khel Now had exclusively revealed that Kamalpreet Singh was in advanced talks with the Bhubaneswar-based outfit.
After playing a crucial role in Minerva Punjab’s first ever I-League title win in 2017-18 season, the 22-year-old fullback represented Kolkata’s East Bengal for two seasons. The Punjab-born defender has also played for India in the age-group competitions.
Welcoming Kamalpreet Singh to the club, Odisha FC President Mr. Rohan Sharma said, “Kamalpreet will be a solid addition to the team. After last season, it was clear that we needed depth in the defense. Kamalpreet is a player who we see to be a no-nonsense defensive right back. He will compete with Shubham for the right back spot which is good for the club.”
Kamalpreet expressed, “Really excited to be part of the project at Odisha FC and hopefully will win some silverware with them too. I have seen and heard that the club gives a lot of chances to the youngsters, and I am ready to fight for my place in the starting line-up for every game.”
With the signing of Kamalpreet Singh, Odisha FC continue to invest in domestic players. They have already brought in the likes of Kamaljit Singh, Baoringdao Bodo, Saurabh Meher, Hendry Antonay and Premjit Singh in the recent weeks. It will be interesting watch if the outfit can succeed in the upcoming ISL season with these exciting new signings.