ISL: NorthEast United sign Ponif Vaz from Churchill Brothers
Churchill Brothers defender Ponif Vaz has put pen to paper on a three-year deal to join NorthEast United for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL), Goal can confirm.
The 27-year-old is a Sesa Football Academy product who started his youth career with the Salcete FC U-14 and U-16 sides. He also won the Gold Medal at the 2014 Lusophony Games with the Goa-India team.
Vaz was part of Sporting Clube de Goa's last squad that featured in the I-League but failed to clock gametime before the club pulled out of the competition in 2016. Injuries and lack of playing time saw him ply his trade in the I-League second division with Fateh Hyderabad for three years before securing first-team action in the I-League with Churchill Brothers last season.
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The Goan made 13 appearances with the Red Machines in last season and had two assists and a goal to his name.