The 'Flaming Oranje' retained only one of their foreigners from last season, Keita Boubacar, after the Guinean had impressed in the second division campaign.
Sporting signed Ogba Kalu Nnanna from Dempo and James Moga from the world's newest nation, South Sudan, although Moga is yet to arrive in Goa.
"James Moga has already been signed by Sporting," confirmed the CEO of the club while talking to Goal.com. "He (Moga) is only held up because of a few visa formalities."
Fernandes also informed Goal.com that a striker will fill the Asian player's slot. "Kailo Karpeh will be arriving on trials. He is a striker of Liberian origin but holds an Australian passport."
Meanwhile, Dempo SC are currently rostered with only two foreigners in their squad as they have retained last season's I-League top scorer Ranti Martins and have only signed Koko Sakibo from Vasco SC.
Dempo tactician Armando Colaco admitted that they could be playing the Federation Cup with just the two Nigerian strikers as their foreigners.
"There is very little time until the Federation Cup for us to sign a player," said the coach, who is also in charge of the Indian national team.
On being asked about former New Zealand international Mark Burton, who is currently on trials with the Panjim based unit, Colaco said, "He (Burton) came on his own and is still on trials. We have not signed him."
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