Mumbai City FC sign Tunisia’s Benachour

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Tuesday signed Tunisian footballer Selim Benachour for the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Benachour started his career with Paris Saint-Germain in 2001 as an attacking midfielder and stayed until 2005. In 2009, he moved to La Liga side Malaga. He then signed a two-year contract with Cypriot club APOEL, helping it win the 2012-13 Cypriot First Division.

In the 2013-14 season, he appeared in two Europa League group stage matches for APOEL and won the Cypriot League, the Cypriot Cup and the Cypriot Super Cup.

He was widely considered as one of Tunisia’s best players, an elegant play maker with range of passing and great vision while playing for Tunisia’s national squad in the 2002 World Cup.

“I am extremely happy to join forces with my former teammate Nicolas Anelka. I am also very excited to be a part of Mumbai City FC in the ISL and all that this league has to offer. I heard a lot about the ISL and Mumbai City FC last year and I cannot wait to start training with my new teammates,” Benachour said.

In ISL 2015, the Mumbai outfit will be coached by marquee manager and player Anelka and they start their campaign against FC Pune City on October 5.

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