I-LEAGUE

Bengaluru United have signed Goalkeeper Melroy Fernandes

Melroy Bengaluru, Football Express

I-League second division club Bengaluru United FC have roped in Goan Goalkeeper Melroy Fernandes ahead of the I-League Qualifiers 2021.

Melroy started his professional career playing for the Goan Club Salgaocar FC. After playing for three-season with the club he moved to Sporting Clube de Goa. The next year of his joining in Sporting Clube de Goa, Melroy joined Churchill Brothers Sporting Club.

Having represented the Red Machines for three seasons Melroy once again Joined Sporting Clube de Goa and played with the club for seven seasons. Later ARA FC signed the custodian for the 2020 I-League Qualifiers.

Before signing for the Bengaluru United Melroy featured for the Goan outfit Dempo SC. The 28 years old Goalkeeper featured in 11 matches for the Dempo SC in the Goa Premier League securing 5 clean sheets.

Furthermore, Melroy has represented the Santosh Trophy Squad since the year 2016.

All About I-League Qualifiers

The State Association have nominated 29 teams for the I-League Qualifiers. From the 29 teams, only 10 teams will be playing the Qualifiers tournament. The Qualifiers will commence from September at Bengaluru.

Moreover, the 29 teams will have to pay an amount of ₹ 2.5 Lakhs as participation fees to the AIFF. The following decision by the AIFF in the time of Pandemic where the Clubs are Struggling to make payments and keep the clubs operating. Many teams and State Association communicated to the ALL Indian Football Federation regarding their concerns.

“The I-League Qualifiers will take place inside a bio-bubble in Bengaluru, in September. As a result, there is absolutely no possibility of allowing more than 10 teams. The All India Football Federation will be paying for all costs,” mentioned AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das.

AIFF justified their decision by saying that the Federation will also be bearing in the time of Pandemic and the Clubs will not be paying anything else except the Fees.

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