India Exclusive: Churchill Brothers Sign Japan's Dan Ito

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 Churchill Brothers have strengthened their squad further by signing Japanese midfielder Dan Ito.

Under the ‘3+1’ rule introduced by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) which was welcomed by all Asian communities, the I-League champions have signed Ito for three years.

The well-travelled star reinforces a midfield which saw Chitra Singh leave for Salgaocar SC in the summer.

The Japanese midfielder has played in nine countries across Asia Pacific including Australia and Singapore.

Interestingly, Ito played alongside Mohun Bagan’s Jose Barreto at Penang FC of Malaysia.

Ito will join Churchill Brothers in their AFC Cup campaign

“He is a very skilful player, who can deliver accurate passes. He has a good vision and is an intelligent footballer," Ito’s agent told

Rahul Bali