After the completion of the last season, the I-League champions Minerva Punjab have been in the news for mostly wrong reasons. From most of their players departing for other clubs to discuplinary issues, the Punjab based outfit was having a torrid time off-the-field.
But as it seems, they are again slowly coming back into the scene by initiating the team building process for the upcoming season, a campaign which can prove to be very crucial for the club. According to our sources Minerva Punjab have already struck a deal with Egyptian playmaker Islam Abdul Mohsen Mohammed.
The 23-Year old is a creative player from the land of Pharaohs who plays both as a playmaker and also as a right-winger. The player has previously played for clubs like Zamalek, Wadi Degla etc. Mohsen was also part of the Egypt U-17 national team. The Egyptian who has been a free-agent has already applied for the passport and may arrive India soon.
Minerva is undergoing a complete overhaul as far as their team is concerned. Most of their first team players have departed or are departing for other big names. Their gaffer Khogen Singh has also left the club who had to leave the senior team job for not having the AFC Pro License which will be required to be the Coach in AFC Champions League Qualifiers. Amidst such departures, this news of them signing a new foreigner for next season will certainly give hopes to their fans.