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Bharat FC lands Kris Bright, New Zealand International

Kris Bright, New Zealand, football, Soccer, India, Pune, I-league, Club, Bharat FC, Stuart Watkiss, Stanley Rozario, All WhitesNewly formed I-league club Bharat FC has signed their first player Kris Bright. Bright is a much traveled New Zealand international. Football News India had earlier revealed about this transfer.

Before landing in India, Kris Bright has played in Netherlands, Norway, Greece, England , Hungary, Malta and Finland. He has also earned six caps for the New Zealand national team and scored one goal.

Kris Bright’s Career Snapshot – Wikipedia

Personal information
Full nameKris William Bright
Date of birth(1986-09-05) 5 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birthManukau, Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current teamBharat FC
YearsTeamApps†(Gls)†
2004–2005Waitakere City2230
2005–2006New Zealand Knights111
2006–2007Fortuna Sittard111
2007–2008Kristiansund2428
2009Panserraikos71
2009–2010Shrewsbury Town273
2011Budapest Honvéd102
2011–2012Balzan Youths115
2012Bryne FK124
2012FC Haka133
2013IFK Mariehamn239
2014Lincoln City72
2014–Bharat FC00
National team
New Zealand U-1776
New Zealand U-2054
2008–2013New Zealand61

Amit Kalyani, Executive Director of the Kalyani Group and Managing Director of Bharat FC, believed that it was Bright’s sharpness and awareness in front of goal that drew the club towards him. “Kris is a prolific goal-scorer and someone who can ably lead the line as we aim to start our first season strongly. He has managed to score in every country that he has played in and I am sure his Indian stint will be full of goals too,” he said.

The 28-year-old Kiwi said that the chance of leading the line at a new club and the responsibility of driving his side’s attacking endeavours were the main reasons that he agreed to the move. “I was very excited about coming to India after speaking to Stuart (Watkiss) and getting to know more about the project. Leading the line is something that I immensely enjoy and I hope to perform really for Bharat FC. Also, I would get a chance to interact with the young Indian players and pass on a few things that I have learnt over my career,” he said.

Stuart Watkiss, Bharat FC’s head-coach said he was impressed by Bright’s imposing presence and his eye for goal. “I have watched Kris a few times in England and it is apparent that he is a very fine striker. He manages to get into good positions, is very strong aerially and is sharp in front of goal. I am sure he will be a profitable asset for us in the I-League,” he said.

With inputs from Bharat FC’s press note.

Stanley Rozario appointed as Eagles FC Coach

Mr.Stanley Rozario, Former Indian Football Team Assistant Coach appointed Head Coach of EAGLES FC KERALA
Image Courtesy : goal.com

Image Courtesy : goal.com

EAGLES FC KERALA has appointed Mr. Stanley Rozario as their Head Coach.Mr. Rozario began his coaching career as Coach of Services FC, the football team of Indian Army where he continued from 1994 – 2007. He served as the Assistant Coach of the Indian National Football Team from 2005 – 2008covering AFC Cup, SAAF Cup, Olympic Qualifying Matches, Asian Games and several Friendly Matches.

In 2010, Mr. Rozario entered I League Coaching becoming the Coach of United Sikkim Football Club followed by stints with Mohan Bagan, Shillong Lajong, Salgaocar and East Bengal.

Mr. Rozario is one of fourteen Indian Coaches who completed Module I of the FIFA Pro Licence Course which was held for the first time in India in July2013 conducted by India Team Coach Mr. Wim Koervermans and AIFF Technical Director Mr. Robert Baan in Mumbai. He is an AFC A CoachingAward Holder along with FIFA Futuro III Coaching Award.

“Eagles FC Kerala is extremely happy to welcome Mr. Stanley Rozario as the Head Coach of Eagles_FC_KeralaEagles FC Kerala Team. His experience will help the team prepare for possible direct entry into I League next year for which our application is pending with AIFF. Mr. Rozario has a great track record and we look forward to him taking Eagles FC Kerala to greater heights.” said Mr.Siddeek Ahmed, Director, Eagles FC Kerala and Chairman & Managing Director, ERAM Group.

“I am very excited about the opportunity with Eagles FC Kerala. It is an honour to coach in Kerala which has one of the finest fan base for football in India. I am also looking forward to support the grass root football development plan of Eagles FC Kerala being implemented in association with KFA.” said Mr. Stanley Rozario, Head Coach, Eagles FC Kerala.

Eagles FC Kerala has also appointed Mr. Milton Antony as the Assistant Coach. Milton holds AFC B Coaching Award. He is ex Indian Navy and has represented India in Asian Youth Championship and was also member of the Under 21 Kerala Team who won National Championship in 1995. Mr. Renjith T A with AFC C Coaching Award will assist Mr. Stanley Rozario and Mr. Milton Antony.

Eagles FC Kerala has also strengthened the Medical and Physio Support Team under the noted Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Biju Pankapilly, MD & MS in Orthopedics. Dr. Pankapilly has completed his special fellowship at Cliniquede l’Union, Toulouse, France under the guidance of world famous Surgeon Dr.Jean Kany. Dr. Thomas Cherian, MPT with specialization in Sport Medicine shall be the Head Physio for the Team who will be assisted by Dr. Arun Kumar,BPT, Dr. M S Anish Kumar, BPT and Dr. Shani Hameed, BPT, MHSC.

Source : Eagles FC Press release.