FC Pune City sign attacking pair

Pune, Sep 8 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City have strengthened their attacking options by signing Nigerian midfielder Kalu Uche and Dutch striker Wesley Verhoek for the 2015 edition of the league, beginning on October 3.

Kalu has previously played for French team Bordeaux and Spanish sides Almeria, Levante and Espanyol. Verhoekhas played for Dutch side ADO Den Haag and Feyenoord.

Both expressed their happiness at the prospect of joining Pune.

“Seeing some of the top footballers signed up with FC Pune City, I felt this would be a great opportunity as well a new challenge for me. I hope to share my experience with the Indian boys and help the team become champions,” said the Nigerian in a release on Tuesday.

“FC Pune City also has a great line up so sharing the locker room with some of the legends of the game will only add further value to my game,” said Wesley.

Pune coach David Platt said, “In both Wesley and Kalu we have satisfied our requirements and have 2 very important players who will compliment what we already have. I can’t wait until they are with us and we are complete.”

Pune earlier completed the signing of Romanian star Adrian Mutu as thier marquee player. The team is currently undergoing its pre-tournament training in Turkey.

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