PUNE: Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City on Monday signed winger Gabriel Fernandes and defensive midfielder Shankar Sampingiraj to strengthen their squad for the 2018-19 season.
Gabriel who last played for East Bengal in the I-League enters Indian Super League with FC Pune City after a gap of two years.
One of the country's most experienced wingers, Gabriel Fernandes, joins the Stallions for the 2018-19 season of Hero @IndSuperLeague— FC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) July 9, 2018
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Sampingiraj comes in to the FC Pune City fold after having an impressive outing for Bengaluru FC leading upto a national call for the U-23 side.
One of the country's most dynamic young midfielders, Shankar Sampingiraj, joins the Stallions for the 2018-19 season of the Hero @IndSuperLeague— FC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) July 9, 2018
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After signing the dotted line, Gabriel said, "It's exciting times for me ahead as I join FC Pune City to play in the Indian Super League. What they achieved last season has been pretty impressive and part of my responsibility will be to help the team better what they did last year."
Excited to join the squad Shankar expressed, "I am thrilled to take up this new challenge along with FC Pune City. The club's run last season was pretty good and I couldn't resist joining their setup that has given many youth players like me a stage to excel. I look forward to meeting my new teammates to begin a new chapter in my career with the club."