18th August, Hyderabad: Sreenidi Deccan Football Club have completed the signings of defender Eli Sabia and goalkeeper Albino Gomes for the upcoming Hero I-League season. Brazilian Sabia has represented Chennaiyin FC and Jamshedpur FC in the Hero Indian Super League, winning the League Shield with the latter in 2022 while Albino has played for Mumbai City FC, Delhi Dynamos, Odisha FC and Kerala Blasters. The Goan shot-stopper has also won the Hero I-League with Aizawl FC in 2017.
“Eli is a player who knows Indian football well and has the experience, leadership and footballing ability to be an important player for us,” said head coach Carlos Vaz Pinto. “As a player, and more importantly as a person, I am really happy to have him here at Sreenidi Deccan FC.”
The Deccan Warriors have also added defenders Gurmukh Singh and Jagdeep Singh to their roster. Gurmukh made 10 appearances for Chennaiyin FC last season while Jagdeep also made a strong impression with Rajasthan United.
Sreenidi Deccan Football Club (SDFC) is part of Sreenidhi Educational Group which also includes Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Sreenidhi International School, KMR Foundation and Sreenidhi Sports Academy.