NorthEast United FC signs Mauritanian international Khassa Camara

NorthEast United FC has roped in Mauritanian international Khassa Camara ahead of the Season 7 of the Indian Super League (ISL).

The Guwahati-based football club announced the signing of the 27-year-old defensive midfielder on September 24.

Born in France, Khassa Camara has 35 appearances for Mauritania and has spent the last 5 seasons in Greece spending a season at GS Ergotelis and then the next four at Ao Xanthi.

An active international for his country, Camara last featured in national colours at the 2019 edition of the African Cup of Nations.

Camara is a versatile player who can also play as a central midfielder or at rightback.

Speaking on the signing, NorthEast United’s executive director Priya Runchal said: “Camara is a proven player both at the club and international level and he will add quality to our midfield. His versatility was a big draw while making the transfer decision and we are confident he will do well for us in the season ahead.”

On his move, Camara added: “This is going to be my first experience in Asia, and I would like to thank the club for giving me an opportunity to be a part of this team. I cannot wait to get started on the pitch and will look to deliver the goods for the club and it’s amazing fans.”

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