GUWAHATI, June 7 - The NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) have confirmed the signing of Brazilian midfielder Manoel Morais Amorim for the third season of the Hero Indian Super League.
The 31-year-old Amorim, who plied his trade with CBR Vasco da Gama in the Brazilian Serie A during the latter part of the last decade, has also turned out for famous clubs such as Corinthians, Atl�tico Paranaense and Atletico Mineiro in Brazil. His form also earned him a call-up to the Brazil National team in 2006.
While playing for Corinthians, Amorim also helped them to regain promotion to the top division from Campeonato Brasileiro Serie �B� in 2008. Defined by pace, tactical awareness and an eye for goal, Morais shall be looking to make an impact and aid NEUFC in it�s bid to qualify for the playoffs this season.
NEUFC head coach, Sergio Farias, explained why Morais was a key signing for the Highlanders, �As I have stated earlier that I am on the lookout for players who can seamlessly fit into the philosophy that we are trying to instill at the Club. Morais is a two-footed player with experience, technical ability and a knack of scoring. I hope that he will perform well for us.� Stated a release.