ISL: Bengaluru FC signs Jamaican international Kevaughn Frater

Benglauru FC exercised its option to sign a foreign player following an injury to Raphael Augusto by bringing in Jamaican striker Kevaughn Frater.

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Bengaluru FC has completed the signing of Jamaican international Kevaughn Frater on a short-term deal for the remainder of the Indian Super League (ISL 2019-20) season, the club announced on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old striker joins from American USL Championship side New Mexico United and will be with the Indian Super League (ISL) outfit till the end of the 2019-20 campaign.

“It feels really good joining a club that’s achieved so much in its short history. I’m looking forward to learning about my teammates, score some goals, help with the play-off push and win the title. I’m also keen on enjoying the finer parts of the Indian culture,” said Frater who was roped in for injured Raphael Augusto.

Frater, who began playing with Jamaican side Harbour View FC, turned professional in 2016 and has since turned out for various clubs in the USL Championship and the Jamaican National Premier League.

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His performances with New Mexico United where he netted 14 goals in 21 starts earned him his first international call-up in November 2019.

Speaking on the signing, Bengaluru FC coach Carles Cuadrat said, “With Raphael out injured, we had the option to sign another foreign player and we exercised it. We’re hoping that Kevaughn can come in and aid us in our final push for a spot in the play-off stages and beyond.”

At Bengaluru, Frater joins fellow countryman Deshorn Brown as the second Jamaican in the squad. He also becomes the fifth player from the Americas at the club after Roby Norales (Honduras, 2017), Cornell Glen (Trinidad and Tobago, 2017), Miku (Venezuela, 2017-19) and Brown (2020-present).

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