Pune, June 23: Pune Football Club has signed South Sudan striker James Joseph Moga for the forthcoming season.
Twenty-nine-year-old Moga becomes Pune FC’s first major signing and fills in the position occupied by Guinean Mandjou Keita for two seasons.
The Nimule-born and Khartoum-grown striker will team up with Pune for the 2012-13 year, moving on from Goan side Sporting Clube de Goa, where he was in fine form last season, netting 15 goals in 19 I-League appearances and ended fourth top-scorer of the league.
Pune FC head of operations Chirag Tanna said, “We are delighted to seal a deal with James and see him as an important part of our future. He is a top-class player, a very good finisher and a proven performer at club and international level. He is a very strong player and will provide us with good attacking options.”
Apart from an impressive club career, Moga has made 14 appearances (only World Cup qualifiers) for Sudan and scored three goals since making his debut as a 17-year-old in 2000. IANS