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Afghan footballer Amiri joins Dempo from Mumbai FC

January 11, 2014 15:11 IST

Top Afghanistan footballer Zohib Islam Amiri has joined Dempo Sports Club till the end of the 2013-14 season.

Amiri, who is captain of Afghanistan's national team, comes to the Goan outfit from Mumbai FC.

Zohib Islam Amiri"I am delighted to sign for Dempo. I look forward to repaying the faith shown in me by the coach. My focus will be to play well and have a successful season with Dempo," stated the 26-year-old defender on Friday.

Amiri hit the headlines when he led Afghanistan to a 2-0 win over India in the SAFF Cup 2013. He was also voted the FPAI Fans 'Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season in India.

However, the Afghan footballer said he will not be playing the upcoming Federation Cup.

Dempo has also signed on new recruit, Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey. 

Image: Zohib Islam Amiri

Photograph: Twitter