I-League 2016-17: East Bengal agree terms with Trinidad and Tobago striker Willis Plaza

The Red and Golds have lagged some way behind their arch-rivals in completing their foreign contingent, but are trying to catch up now.

Kolkata giants East Bengal have agreed terms with Trinidad and Tobago international Willis Plaza, two weeks before starting their I-League campaign. 

Plaza, who now plays for Trinidad based club San Juan Jabloteh FC, has been a regular member in the national squad. However, he has rarely enjoyed first team football, having made only six starts in last four years for the Soca Warriors.

The Trevor James Morgan-coached outfit has two foreigners in their ranks right now - Haitian striker Wedson Anselme and Ugandan defender Ivan Bukenya. They have also roped in FC Goa winger Romeo Fernandes, after signing the likes of Jackichand Singh, Rowllin Borges and David Lalrinmuana.

The side played a practice match at Siliguri on Thursday and won the contest 3-0 with Wedson scoring one and setting up the other two. They will start their I-League campaign at home against Aizawl FC in the curtain-raiser act on 7th January.