Calcutta: Given his footballing pedigree, Pierre Boya’s inclusion should certainly be a major boost for Mohun Bagan as they aim to break the trophy drought this season.
The Cameroonian brings along the experience of playing at the 2005-06 Champions League qualifying round and Uefa Cup for Serbia’s Partizan, something that could prove handy for the green and maroons.
For Boya’s part, though, he agreed for a stint in India since he wanted to challenge himself in Asian conditions. Without doubt, he’s confident of a successful campaign.
“I’ve spent almost my entire career in Europe. This time around, I opted for a new challenge and therefore, my preference was a stint in Asia.
“My agent then convinced me to play in India and I readily agreed. It would really be an honour if I can win some trophies for this club,” the 30-year-old said after his first practice session in Bagan colours, on Thursday.
By his own admission, he would take at least three to four games to be match fit. However, he believes he’ll be available for the much-awaited August 31 CFL Derby versus arch-rivals East Bengal.
“I’ll be ready in time,” he signed off.