Srinagar, November 2: As per report, Real Kashmir FC have signed Afghanistan International footballer Zohib Islam Amiri for the upcoming I-League season.
The Goal. com confirmed the signing and said that Amiri would be joining Real Kashmir FC from Gokulam Kerala FC for whom he played in 12 matches last season that was curtailed due Coronavirus.
He is a familiar name in the Indian football circuit as he has had several stints in this country both in ISL (Indian Super League) and I-League.
In 2011, he set foot in India to play Mumbai FC. He soon established himself as one of the linchpins in defence and at the end of the campaign, he was awarded FPAI’s (Football Player’s Association of India) Fan’s Player of the Season, Goal. Com report further said.
He went on to join Dempo SC in the following season and made 16 appearances for the Goan outfit. Meanwhile, he went out on loan to join FC Goa in ISL. This was followed by stints with DSK Shivajians and Chennai City FC.
Amiri has 48 international caps, and he even led Afghanistan to a 2-0 win in the SAFF Cup against India in 2013.
Amiri also led the squad in the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup in the Maldives. On May 22, he scored the first goal of the game with a header in Afghanistan’s 3–1 victory over Turkmenistan in the tournament.