The following 30 players are registered for HAL in the 2011-12 season:
Pramod P (retained), Amar Deb (Mohun Bagan), Sunder Rajan, Joseph Femi Adeola (retained), Lilian Kenneth (retained), Bijoy Das (United Sikkim FC), Sarbjeet Singh (JCT), Chandandeep Singh (JCT), Ehtesham Baksh (Md. Sporting), Biju Kumar (Vasco), Ramesh (BEML), Bhola Prasad (ONGC), Karthigayan (BEML), Gautam Debnath (retained), Prakash Koley (retained), Deepak Prakash (Mumbai FC), Kaushik Bose (ONGC), Sukalpa Mondal (Techno Aryan), Sudheesh Muttath (Vasco), S James Singh (retained), Malemngamba Meetei (retained), Konsam Ajitkumar Singh (Churchill Brothers), Satish Kumar Sr. (retained), Rajendra Prasad (retained), B Prakash (Postal), Abdulla Hamza (retained), RC Prakash (retained), Praveen Kumar (Josco FC), Vinoth Kumar V (Railway Wheel Factory), Aleksandar Sujdovic
Missing Nepalese star
Rohit Chand the left-wing back from Nepal was the best recruit for HAL is old news. Rohit impressed the current Nepal national team coach, Graham Robert. Coach touted that the promising player is destined to play in the top league. Rohit was to travel UK last month to try his luck with the European clubs.
Speaking to GardenCitySoccerStars last week, Rohit sounded anxious, perhaps quite rightly so. Nothing has been finalized from the European club front.
Given his performance in the last season, HAL was very keen to engage him for this season, however, quite reasonably Rohit was eyeing for a much bigger space, and perhaps missed the HAL bus in the first transfer window.
While GardenCitySoccerStars wishes Rohit for his Europe endeavor, he has to content himself with playing in Nepal for now. If the European deal does not work out for Rohit in few months, he might be seen playing for the Aircraftmen.
Striker from Serbia
Initial practice session witnessed some powerful long rangers, crisp passes, and intelligent moves from a fellow Serbian - meet the 31-year old striker Aleksandar Sujdovic. Aleksandar is the latest import in the subcontinent’s football scene.
Before turning professional, Aleksandar played for his (then) country Yugoslavia at the junior-level. After turning professional at the age of 17, he played for the clubs in Serbia, Hungary, and other Balkan region for 13 seasons. He came out for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club, Bangladesh last season and scored 3 goals in 4 matches.