ISL 2017: Delhi Dynamos sign Nigerian forward Kalu Uche

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The 34-year-old has previously played for FC Pune City in the 2015 edition of the tournament...

Indian Super League outfit Delhi Dynamos has announced Nigerian forward Kalu Uche as their fourth foreign signing for the upcoming edition of the Indian Super League. 

The 34-year-old isn't new to the league, having previously played for FC Pune City in the 2015 edition of the tournament. During his stint in Pune, he had notched up 4 goals in 11 appearances. The former Super Eagles forward last represented Spanish second division side, UD Almeria.

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The striker, who kicked off his professional career in Nigeria for Enyimba International, has represented the likes of Levante, Espanyol in Spanish La Liga and Bordeaux in the French Ligue 1. He has also scored 5 times for Nigeria in 36 appearances, including 2 goals in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Then, later in his career he joined Almeria and plied his trade at the club for 6 seasons, helping the side achieve promotion to the Spanish top division. 

Speaking about their latest foreign recruit, Delhi Dynamos Director Rohan Sharma said. "I am happy to welcome Kalu to the Delhi Dynamos squad this year. Kalu brings a lot of experience to the team having played for Nigerian national team, has had over 175 appearances for Almeria, as well as having played in the ISL in 2015. He will bring toughness both mentally and physically to the team and I look forward to seeing him make a mark on the ISL this year”

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The Delhi-based club had earlier roped in Gabriel Cichero, Matias Mirabaje and Paulinho Dias in an attempt to bolster their foreign firepower and they will now hope Uche can directly slot into coach Miguel Angel Portugal's plans for the fourth edition of Indian Super League.

 

 

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