Thursday, July 11, 2013

Robin Singh to play for JSW Sports

JSW Sports have signed national team striker Robin Singh, the Bangalore-based I-League club announced on Thursday. Twenty three-year-old Singh, who made his India debut at the Nehru Cup last year, signed a two-year contract with the club that makes its League debut this coming season. 

A product of the Tata Football Academy, Robin spent three seasons at Kolkata club East Bengal before signing the dotted line for the Bangalore team. The young striker has had a promising run since graduating from the TFA and is often touted as a player who will make it big. 

“There was more than one reason to sign for this club. It’s going to be a young squad and the way they are going about setting up the club is very professional. That apart, I have been to Bangalore to attend camps and I enjoy the vibe of the city. I’m really excited to be part of this team,” said Singh who was named among the 30 probable by national coach Wim Kovermans for the upcoming friendly against Tajikistan. 

Singh scored a goal against Chinese Taipei in an AFC Challenge Cup Qualifier, in Myanmar earlier this year. 

JSW Sports CEO, Mustafa Ghouse said the club is pleased to have Robin on board. “Robin possesses tremendous potential and we are happy to have signed him. We are certain he will do well at the club and strike a chord with the fans in Bangalore.”