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East Bengal add three new Indians to the ranks

Published at :August 12, 2022 at 1:48 AM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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(Courtesy : Emami East Bengal media)

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The club had previously announced 13 domestic names for the ISL.

East Bengal have announce the names of three new domestic players who have joined the senior squad team.

Kamaljit Singh: The 26-year-old goalkeeper signed after activating his release clause at Odisha FC. The Punjabi goalkeeper has made 44 appearances in the ISL including 12 for Odisha FC last season when he also saved two penalties. Kamaljit has been previously called up for the India senior national team and besides Odisha, has appeared for FC Pune City and Hyderabad FC, where he was also the captain.

Sumeet Passi: The 27-year-old utility player has been signed on a free transfer after spending last season at RoundGlass Punjab FC where he made 17 appearances in the I-League. The former Jamshedpur FC player has made 32 appearances in the ISL scoring 3 goals and has played eight times for the India senior national team under the coaching of Stephen Constantine.

Lalchungnunga: The 21-year-old versatile defender has been signed on loan from I-League Club Sreenidi Deccan FC, where he made 17 appearances last season and was also named in the I-League All Star Squad of 2021-22. The Mizoram defender had also played for Aizawl earlier in the I-League and this will be his first ISL stint.

East Bengal's preparation for ISL 2022/23

After roping in Stephen Constantine as their head coach, East Bengal have started their training sessions at the club tent itself. The club has recently joined hands with investors Emami Group. Following the day of their partnership announcement, the club signed 13 domestic players for the upcoming Indian Super League campaign. The list include players like Aniket Jadhav, Souvik Chakrabarti and Jerry Lalrinzuala.

East Bengal are all set to take part in the Durand Cup 2022. They have been engulfed in Group B alongside ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City, Rajasthan United and Indian Navy. The team will kick off their season on 22nd August, with their match against the Islanders.