Tolgay Ozbey and Haroon Amiri have signed for Dempo SC in what will be their first full season with the club in 2014-15.
Having joined the club in January, the duo put in consistent performances which saw them reach the semi-final of the Federation Cup only to be knocked out by Sporting Clube de Goa on penalties.
They helped Dempo SC end the season on a high as they finished fourth as they won six of the nine matches played when the I-League resumed following the winter break.
“Dempo gave me the opportunity when things were not going so well and they helped me fix my season up very strongly. I have enjoyed every moment there and have enjoyed being coached by Arthur Papas,” Ozbey told Goal.
Meanwhile Dempo SC have re-signed Rowilson Rodrigues after having spent a season with Mohun Bagan.
Also senior players such as Samir Naik and Clifford Miranda are yet to sign on the dotted line after being asked to take a pay cut. Mahesh Gawli has been reportedly asked to prove his fitness once the pre-season resumes in order to earn a new contract.
It must be noted that although the club has slashed its budget, the younger brigade are being paid handsomely.