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DSK Shivajians FC sign Serb defender Kolunija

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Pune, Nov 23 (IANS) DSK Shivajians FC on Wednesday announced the signing of their fourth foreign footballers in Serb defender Sasha Kolunija, who has penned a two-year contract.

Kolunija has already joined the I-League club's squad for the pre-season at the DSK Dream City Football Fields here.

Shivajians head coach Dave Rogers termed Kolunija as a great signing and will lend great balance to the back-line.

"I am delighted to be able to bring a player of Sasha's quality to DSK Shivajians. He is an outstanding defender and a real leader both on and off the pitch," Rogers said.

"Being a naturally left sided player, he will offer me the balance I like to have in my defence and is also a real presence physically."

Born in Travnik in present-day Bosnia, Kolunija began his career with Serbian side FK Bežanija. Starting off in the Serbian top flight, he has spent most of his senior career in West Asia, playing in the Iranian and Kazakh leagues.

His last assignment was with Kazakh side FC Akzhayik where he made 20 appearances over the course of the season.

--IANS

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