~ The Indian international adds some real potency to the Gaurs’ midfield ~
Goa, February 2, 2021: FC Goa have completed the signing of Indian international midfielder Amarjit Singh Kiyam. The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract that will see the midfielder spend the rest of the season with the Gaurs.
Hailing from Manipur, Amarjit already has 5 national caps under his belt. The gritty midfielder captured the imagination of the nation whilst captaining the India U-17 team in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Following the World Cup, the midfielder spent the 2017/18 season with the Indian Arrows - leading their charge in the I-League.
The following season saw Amarjit sign for Jamshedpur FC. However, the midfielder made his debut in the ISL only in the 2019/20 season after spending another season on loan with the Arrows. The midfielder over the last two seasons has made 15 appearances for Jamshedpur, establishing himself as a mainstay in their midfield.
Speaking to fcgoa.in after the move was sealed, Amarjit Singh said, “FC Goa is a side that I have admired for a long time. This is a great honour to get the opportunity to represent the people of Goa and wear the shirt.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Jamshedpur FC and would like to thank everyone at the club, and the fans, for their fantastic support over the past two seasons.
“When FC Goa came knocking, I knew this was an opportunity I had to take. I am here to win and Goa has a winners’ DNA. I am excited about the vision of the club. It’s clear to see that the side we are building is one to win trophies. Then there is the AFC Champions League, something that really excites me. I am now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and hit the ground running.”
FC Goa Director of Football Ravi Puskur also weighed in on Amarjit’s arrival. He said, “Amarjit is one of the brightest young talents in the country and has a big career ahead of him. He’s a gifted midfielder who is capable of looking after the ball and has great technical skill. We’re confident he will settle well into our system and will have a big role to play for FC Goa in not just the remainder of the campaign but also in the Asian Champions League as well.”
Amarjit will wear the number 15 shirt for the Gaurs.
About FC Goa
FC Goa is a professional football club based out of Goa that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL) and is the current holder of the Super Cup. Nicknamed the Gaurs, FC Goa has been one of the most consistent teams in the ISL - reaching 3 semi-finals and 2 finals in 6 seasons.
In Season 2019/20, the club won the Hero ISL League Winners Shield, by finishing top of the table in the league stages and became the first-ever club from India to qualify for the group stages of the AFC Champions League. The Gaurs are also the only ISL side to win more than 50 games and score more than 200 goals.
Co-owned by Mr Jaydev Mody, Mr Akshay Tandon and Mr Virat Kohli, FC Goa is one of Indian few Clubs to have a complete youth development ecosystem. It’s U14, U16, U18 and Developmental Teams compete at the highest levels in Goa and nationally. The system has produced recognizable talents like Saviour Gama, Princeton Rebello and many more. The Gaurs are also the Champions of the GFA U20 & GFA U18 Leagues and the winners of the Goa Professional League in 2018/19.