FC Goa signed Indian international midfielder Amarjit Singh Kiyam from Jamshedpur FC for the remaining of the seventh season of Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21). The 20-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract that will see the midfielder spend the rest of the season with the Gaurs. Amarjit will wear the number 15 shirt for the Gaurs.
After the move, Amarjit Singh said, “FC Goa is a side that I have admired for a long time. This is a great honour to get the opportunity to represent the people of Goa and wear the shirt. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Jamshedpur FC and would like to thank everyone at the club, and the fans, for their fantastic support over the past two seasons.”
“When FC Goa came knocking, I knew this was an opportunity I had to take. I am here to win and Goa has a winners’ DNA. I am excited about the vision of the club. It’s clear to see that the side we are building is one to win trophies. Then there is the AFC Champions League, something that really excites me. I am now looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and hit the ground running,” he added.
FC Goa Director of Football Ravi Puskur also weighed in on Amarjit’s arrival. He said, “Amarjit is one of the brightest young talents in the country and has a big career ahead of him. He’s a gifted midfielder who is capable of looking after the ball and has great technical skill. We’re confident he will settle well into our system and will have a big role to play for FC Goa in not just the remainder of the campaign but also in the Asian Champions League as well.”
Amarjit Singh Kiyam Career
Hailing from Manipur, Amarjit already has 5 national caps under his belt. The gritty midfielder captured the imagination of the nation whilst captaining the India U-17 team in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. Following the World Cup, the midfielder spent the 2017/18 season with the Indian Arrows – leading their charge in the I-League.
The following season saw Amarjit sign for Jamshedpur FC. However, the midfielder made his debut in the ISL only in the 2019/20 season after spending another season on loan with the Arrows. The midfielder over the last two seasons has made 15 appearances for Jamshedpur FC, establishing himself as a mainstay in their midfield.