Pasargad FC has signed new players to boost its campaign in the upcoming season of the United Football League.
Leading the club’s new acquisitions is Filipino-American teenager Josh Boone, who expressed his intent to play for the national team during its training camp in the United States last August. The 19-year-old led his high school team to many championships and has trained in various international academies and camps during his young career.
“Josh adds a different flavor to our offense. His speed is a key asset and with him around, we have plenty of options for our offense,” said team co-owner and coach Esse Sedigh.
Other new signees include Nigerians Emmanuel M’Bata and Promise Jolomi, as well as former Nomads Auction Manila member Michael Nelson and Division Two Golden Glove winner and former Pachanga goalkeeper Kenneth Delloso.
With new players bolstering his squad, Sedigh hopes Pasargad to become a dangerous team come next season.
“We have proven to everyone that our club can compete at the highest level,” Sedigh said. “If we can gain consistency and have a more cohesive team, I am certain we can continue being so-called giant-slayers next season.”
Led by Iranian striker Masood Ohadi Shahideh, Pasargad finished sixth out of 10 teams in League play in its Division One debut last season.
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