Manipur footballer Amarjit Singh Kiyam has joined FC Goa for the rest of the season. The 20-year-old midfielder, who captained the India U-17 team at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, has already five national caps under his belt.
Amarjit Singh’s arrival at FC Goa should render more acclaim to a midfield that has already established itself as one of the best in the Indian Super League.
“I was absolutely elated when I got to know that FC Goa was interested in me. They have been a club I have long admired due to the philosophy and style of play. Playing against them was really hard work. I am glad, I will be in FC Goa colours now,” Amarjit said.
“The style of play always stood out. The way they keep possession and break at the right moment, you can say they have really redefined how you can play football in India. Playing with the ball rather than without makes life on the football field so much better,” he added.
“This is already a good team. There is a reason that FC Goa finishes in the top four every season. I want to come in and make this team even better. I want to win things with the club,” said Amarjit Singh.
Even after losing key figures all around this previous off-season, FC Goa refurbished and was again able to re-establish their dominance in that part of the field – albeit with a whole new bunch of names. And this week has seen the defending ISL league champions lay further emphasis on the same.
Want to live up the expectations of the fans: Amarjit Singh Kiyam
A leader on the pitch, the 20-year-old famously led the India U-17 team in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup before leading the charge for the Indian Arrows in the I-League for two seasons. And now he wants to be a standout in FC Goa colours.
Amarjit Singh’s performances have caught the attention of all and sundry. The youngster has been able to marry his grit and graft along with panache on the ball – propelling him to be considered amongst one of the best in the business in the country when it comes to names in centre midfield.
“Goa is a state which breathes football. Quite like the place I come from. It will be an honour for me to represent the people of Goa and wear their colours. They have great expectations from the team and I want to help live up to it,” further added Amarjit Singh.
“FC Goa goes into every game with the intent of winning and that is vital. That’s a culture that has been well cultivated and something I want to inculcate even more. Right now, I am eager to get on to the pitch, give my all and impress. This is a big challenge for me as well as there are many good players in my position and this will force me to improve upon myself further,” he said.