Salgaocar FC has completed its quota of foreign signings after having acquired the services of Yemen international Khaled Hasan Baleid until the end of the season.
Khaled arrived in Goa yesterday and signed on the dotted lines for the Greens after clearing his medicals, an official release said.
Salgaocar FC were on the lookout for a foreign player under the Asian quota and had shortlisted a couple of players in the process.
Eventually, Khaled was found most suited to coach Derrick Pereira’s scheme of things given his versatility.
He is adept at playing as an out-and-out striker as well as a winger. He has in the past also been deployed as a withdrawn striker for both club and country to good effect.
“We’ve been found wanting going forward in our last two games and the signing of Khaled should provide us with a few more options in attack,” remarked the Salgaocar gaffer.
Khaled, 28, has been part of the Yemen national side for a few years now and even scored in his country’s 6-3 win over India at Pune in 2010 in an international friendly match.
He represented the Yemen national youth side at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2003 and was also part of the team that finished runners-up in the AFC U-17 Championship a year prior to that, losing to South Korea in finals via penalties.