KOLKATA, MARCH 18: Mohammedan Sporting Club on Sunday officially unveiled new signing Fikru Teferra Lemessa in a press conference held at the Club tent.
Fikru, who arrived in Kolkata yesterday morning from Johannesburg, watched his teammates decimating Chennayin FC reserves 4-0 from the stands at the very same afternoon.
“The chance to play for a club like Mohammedan SC was something I could not turn down,” said Fikru.
“Mohammedan SC are a team with tradition that always want to win. I think coming to Mohammedan SC was my destiny. I want to enjoy my football here and make the most of the opportunity Mohammedan SC have given me,” the mercurial striker added.
The Club has been chasing the Ethiopian’s signature since last season and after finally landing their long-time target, General Secretary Mr. Ghazal Uz Zafar said: “Fikru is one of the best attacking players who played in India in the recent past, and he will complete our very young and talented group of attacking players.”
“We are very excited to get a player in who will be committed and focused. It is vital as well to have players who have experience, because we have a very good bunch of young players but you also need a good weight of experience in your team and he will contribute to that,” said Football Secretary Mr. Sharique Ahmed.
Fikru, who will wear the number 10 on the back at Mohammedan SC, will hit the ground running on Tuesday at Club ground.