India-bound: North East Stars striker Anthony Wolfe, right, in action for Trinidad and Tobago.


Wolfe heads to India

 Trinidad and Tobago and North East Stars striker Anthony Wolfe has become the third Trinidad and Tobago footballer to play in the I-League after he was signed by I-League holders Churchill Brothers.

Wolfe was a member of Trinidad and Tobago’s World Cup squad and had been in superb form this season in the domestic league before he went to India.

Wolfe will also become the second T&T World Cup player to feature in this season’s I-League with Shillong Lajong having Cornell Glen in their ranks. Two seasons ago, another T&T World Cup representative, Densil Theobald played for Dempo.

The Goan-based club and Wolfe have agreed on a contract with the player’s ITC (International Transfer Certificate) expected to arrive in the next few days. The move was facilitated by Kolkata-based sports management company, High Life Management.

Churchill Brothers endured a horrendous start in this I-League campaign and  had previously  released all four foreigners that were registered at the start of the season. The additions of Syrian defender Naser Al Sebai, Egyptian midfielder Abdel Hamid Shabana and Syrian striker Yasser Shahin did bring their first win of the season against Sporting Club, but they are still rooted to the bottom of the table following back-to-back home defeats against Bengaluru FC and Shillong Lajong. The Red Machines also have the worst offensive record in the league with just nine goals in 12 games. 

Wolfe had been on trials since last week and impressed the club management with his performances in training and practice matches.

Wolfe has spent most of his career in the Digicel Pro League and was one of the few locally-based players in the 2006 World Cup squad. He didn’t make any appearance in Germany 2006 but played in his country’s 3-0 win over India in an international friendly two years ago. 

The 29-year-old is very versatile as he can play up front, on the wings and as an attacking midfielder, so it remains to be seen where technical director Subhash Bhowmick uses him.

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