India defender Rahul Bheke joins ISL champions Mumbai Metropolis FC

Mumbai: Reigning ISL champions Mumbai Metropolis FC on Thursday announced the arrival of defender Rahul Bheke, who joined the club on a two-yr contract till the quit of the 2022-23 season.

Bheke is moreover a seasoned campaigner in the ISL having featured for aspects appreciate Kerala Blasters, FC Pune Metropolis and most recently Bengaluru FC, making 92 appearances over the closing six seasons.

“That is my fatherland club and naturally, the defending champions. The feeling of representing your city and your americans is what makes this game more particular for me, and I did no longer must be mindful carefully when the different to stamp up for Mumbai Metropolis got right here about,” Bheke became quoted as asserting in a media release issued by the club. 

मुंबईचा मुलगा, आता मुंबईसारखाच लढणार.. 

Welcome residence, @RahulBheke! #BhekeAalaGhari #AamchiCity

— Mumbai Metropolis FC (@MumbaiCityFC) August 19, 2021

The 30-yr-ancient, who can play throughout the relief line, began his occupation thru the early life aspects of Mahindra United and went on to play for Air India, Mumbai Tigers and Mumbai FC earlier than transferring to East Bengal in 2015.

Bheke has moreover scored five occasions in the ISL, at the side of an additional-time winner in the 2018-19 ISL closing main Bengaluru FC to the title.

For the time being with the Indian National Team’s preparatory camp in Kolkata forward of the worldwide friendlies, Bheke has been capped 13 occasions since making his debut for India against Curacao in June 2019 throughout the Kings’ Cup in Thailand. 

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Head Coach, Sergio Lobera described Bheke as an “skilled reputable”.

“He’s vastly versatile in his skills and he brings the traits of a pacesetter, which is very stylish in our club. Rahul knows what it takes to be a winner and he has the true mentality.”

“We’re contented to dangle him right here and I’m assured that he can make contributions positively at Mumbai Metropolis,” acknowledged Lobera.

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