Odisha FC ropes in Antonio D'Silva, Karan Amin to strengthen squad ahead of the final lap
Odisha FC have roped in goalkeeper Antonio D'Silva for a term of one and a half years after an agreement with Dempo SC. Meanwhile, the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) side has also bolstered their defence with the addition of Karan Amin from Jamshedpur FC, also signed for a period of one and a half years, with an option to extend the contract by a year.
Antonio D’Silva began his youth career with the Goan club, Salgaocar FC. He rose through the ranks and eventually signed for their U-18 side, before joining FC Goa in 2017. Later, the goalkeeper played for FC Goa's developmental team in the I-League Second Division, the Durand Cup, and the Goa Pro League.
Earlier this year, the youngster moved to Dempo SC. He also played in Goa Pro League 2021-22. In the previous season of Goa’s top-tier league, D'Silva clocked 884 minutes across nine games and made 14 saves.
Born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Karan Amin was part of the youth teams of I-League clubs Mahindra United, Air India, and Mumbai. He then went on to represent Mumbai and DSK Shivajians for their senior sides in local tournaments.
In 2014, Amin was announced as part of the PIFA side that would participate in the I-League 2nd Division. Almost four years later, on 23 January 2018, Amin was signed by Jamshedpur FC after a trial with the club. Amin made his professional debut with the club on 2 April 2018 in their Super Cup match against Minerva Punjab. He came on as a 74th-minute substitute for Jamshedpur as they won the match on penalties.
Odisha FC are currently at the sixth position in the league table, having collected 17 points from 12 matches, which includes five wins and two draws. The side will be up against Hyderabad FC in their next match on January 27, at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, in Vasco.