In search of a new adventure, Beevan D’Mello and Cajetan Fernandes have put pen to paper and signed for I-League outfit Sporting Clube de Goa, on Tuesday. Both have moved from Salgaocar Football Club.
The versatile Beevan was an integral part of Goa’s successful Santosh trophy winning team in 2009 and is eager for the new season to start so he can show the fans of the Flaming Oranje what he is truly capable of.
The twenty-six year old was with Salgaocar for the past ten years and before that started his youth career with Vasco Sports Club.
In 2010 disaster struck, as Beevan suffered a very serious cruciate ligament injury which saw him out on the sidelines for a long period, but due to his sheer love for the game he pursued his rehabilitation with a resilient attitude and slowly re-emerged.
“It was an emotional farewell to leave my former club after a decade, and I am carrying a lot of fond memories with me. It is now time to open up a fresh chapter and prove to my new coach that I am here to fight for the team,” remarked the midfielder.
Beevan has the versatility to operate in midfield and as a striker which will definitely give the coach more options.
Twenty- four year old Cajetan first hit the headlines in 2009, when he scored India’s solitary goal in a 1- 6 loss to Portugal in the Lusiofonia games, in Portugal.
“I am truly excited and honoured to be joining Sporting Clube de Goa as they are a popular team in India and followed abroad by many overseas Goan’s whose heart’s still beat for football and Goa” remarked the midfielder.
Cajetan’s most cherished moment to date, was scoring and winning the man-of-the match award when he helped Salgaocar come from two goals down to eventually defeat East Bengal 3-2 on route to winning the I-League title in 2010.
“We have been keeping track of Beevan and Cajetan’s career for many years and when the opportunity finally arose to snap them up; we took it without blinking an eye-lid. The double signing also fits with the president Peter Vaz’ philosophy of promoting Goan talent,” remarked Sporting Goa manager Anju Albuerquerque.
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