Home » Minerva Punjab FC Transfer Updates: Brazilian winger Sergio Barboza Jr., Nigerian striker Orok Orok Essien, Sikkimese winger Sanju Pradhan and Nepalese goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong join the club
Sergio Barboza Jr. (26, Winger)
- Was part of the Flamengo U-20 side in 2011.
- Apart from Brazilian clubs, Sergio featured for Central American clubs in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala.
- Over the last season, the Brazilian turned up for Svay Rieng FC in Cambodia and Master 7 FC in Laos.
Orok Orok Essien (27, Striker)
- The Nigerian has experience in the I-League with Mumbai FC (2013-14) and East Bengal (2014-15).
- Has represented Nigeria at youth levels.
- Also turned up for Indian clubs Kenkre FC, George Telegraph, Morning Star, Viva Chennai, Bhawanipore FC and more recently the Bhutanese club Paro FC in the 2018-19 season.
- Expected to partner upfront with fellow Nigerian Kuti who was signed this season.
Sanju Pradhan (29, Winger)
- From Sikkim, Pradhan spent a large part of his formative years at Namchi Sports Hostel.
- Signed his first contract with Air India FC (2006-2008)
- Joined Kolkata giants East Bengal in 2008 and his five season stint at the club saw him score 10 goals in 72 appearances.
- Season long spells at Dempo SC, ATK, Salgaocar, Northeast United, FC Pune City and DSK Shivajians.
- Joins Minerva from Mumbai City FC where he featured 26 times over the last two seasons.
Kiran Chemjong (29, Goalkeeper)
- 65 caps for the Nepalese National Team.
- Was part of Minerva Punjab FC when they lifted the I-League title in 2017-18.
- Has also represented Nepalese club Manang Marsyangdi Club among others.
- Was at the Maldivian club T.C. Sports Club last season – where he helped the team win the league and was adjudged the best keeper in the Dhivehi Premier League.
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