i-League Transfers: Douhou Pierre joins Salgaocar FC



Douhou Pierre rejoins Derrik Pereira at Salgaocar FC
Pune FC's Douhou Pierre signs for Salgaocar FC for the upcoming season. Having spent the past 5 seasons in India, the Ivorian has been a vital cog and played a stellar role at the heart of Pune’s midfield. He will re-unite with coach Derrick Pereira who he played under during the coach’s four-year stint at Pune FC. Douhou coincidentally won the Durand Cup with the now defunct Mahindra United in 2008 during his first season in India under the same coach.

The Greens finished a very respectable third in a highly competitive 2013-14 Airtel I-League. At the press conference on the final match day Derrick did suggest that a certain re-enforcement will be made to the side during the break with an emphasis on strengthening the midfield.

“We are happy to have secured Douhou’s signature for the upcoming season and welcome him to Salgaocar FC. His inclusion shall add a lot of stability to the team, especially in midfield where a lot of games are decided”, quoted club General Secretary, Mr. R.A.J. Gomes.

With Salgaocar able to retain their core squad being retained for the upcoming season, Douhou’s inclusion does make The Greens a formidable force to reckon with.

Coach Derrick Pereira had the following to say about the signing. “Douhou is a strong physical player and his experience shall hold us in good stead as the I-League gets increasingly competitive”.
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