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NorthEast United sign Ghanaian youngster Francis Dadzie

Faizan Qadiri
890   //    07 Aug 2015, 20:32 IST
Dadzie is the second striker NorthEast have signed in a week

NorthEast United have confirmed the signing of Ghanaian youngster Francis Dadzie for the second edition of the Indian Super League. He is the second striker that the club have signed in a week after the club announced the signing of Argentine striker Nicolas Velez on 4th of August.

The 20-year-old, who is known as ‘mini Hulk’, has also undergone trials in Major League Soccer with Portland Timbers as well. He has played as a striker for Bechem United in the Ghana Premier League.

NorthEast United FC head coach Cesar Farias looks impressed with the new acquisition and believes he has a lot of qualities which will work well for the ISL side. On NorthEast United’s twitter handle, Farias was quoted saying, “Francis is a very strong player who knows how to use his power to take advantage and create chances.  He can pressurise defenders and his youth adds more desire and hunger up-front. He has an impressive left foot as well.”

Farias looks to have spotted NortEast’s problem from last season when they finished rock bottom of the Indian Super League earning just 15 points from 14 matches. Although they had a miserly defense that let in just 13 goals it was their attack that led to their struggles last season.

By signing Seityasen Singh in the ISL auction and Simao Sabrosa as their marquee player, they have made sure they will have enough supply for the strikers and in Diomansy Kamara,  Holicharan Narzary, Nicolas Velez and Francis Dadzie they have the firepower to trouble teams. 

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