Amrinder, Alwyn extend BFC deals

Bengaluru FC today announced goalkeeper Amrinder Singh and Alwyn George signed new one—year deals, which would keep them with the Blues until the end of the 2016—2017 football season.

Bengaluru FC today announced goalkeeper Amrinder Singh and Alwyn George have signed new one—year deals, which would keep them with the Blues until the end of the 2016—2017 season.

Amrinder, having joined BFC at the beginning of 2016, makes his loan move from Pune FC permanent while the club has opted to activate the one—year extension clause on Alwyn’s contract.

Amrinder kept nine clean sheets on his way to winning the I—League’s ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’ Award, an accolade that the 22—year—old says played a huge part in his decision.

“I am happy to have signed a new deal with Bengaluru FC.

The progress that I have made as a goalkeeper at this club has helped me win the I—League’s best goalkeeper and I would like to thank the coaching staff, the management and the fans for all their support. I am looking forward to another season with this club and scripting more history,” said Amrinder.

Midfielder George, who signed from Dempo SC in the summer, has got an extension after a string of impressive performances — most notably in a 5—3 win against Ayeyawady United in the AFC Cup where he scored twice.

Club COO Mustafa Ghouse said they are delighted to have re-signed the duo, who he believes are an integral part of the Blues’ squad.

“Amrinder has been one of the standout performers at the club this season. He had to fight for his place in the squad and once he got it, he held on to it with a string of good performances,” Ghouse said.

“Everyone knows what a valuable signing he has been and we are excited to have him with us. As for Alwyn, we all know what a talent he is. He came into his own as the season progressed and we strongly believe he is one for the future and are very happy to activate the plus—one clause on his contract,” Ghouse said.

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