Anselme Assures East Bengal of Bringing Victory if Only the Monetary Terms Remain in His Favor
Kolkata: East Bengal’s new foreign recruit Suker Wedson Anselme is excited to try his luck in Indian football. The 30 years old forward who is now with Bangladesh club Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi is all set to join the Red and Gold brigade ahead of forthcoming I-League. Wedson’s contract with Dhanmondi expires in November. The Haiti International signed in favor of the Kolkata giants, a month back.
The Haiti footballer when contacted by xtratime.in did not want to divulge too much about his contract with East Bengal. But what he said can bring the smiles back on thousands of Red and Gold fans all over. The striker in a WhatsApp message said, “I can help East Bengal win the I-League if they make me happy.”
One can easily guess what he meant by making him happy. Obviously, he wanted to mean the monetary terms.
Wedson’s compatriot Sony Norde has already made a name for himself in Indian football. Norde, who has plied his trade with another Kolkata giant Mohun Bagan, is likely to join them after the completion of Hero Indian Super League (ISL). Both Wedson and Norde caught Indian football fans’ attention when they had come to Kolkata with the Dhanmondi side for the IFA Shield in 2014. They inspired the Dhaka-based club to beat both East Bengal and Mohun Bagan in the tournament before going down to Mohammedan Sporting in the final.
On being asked whether he is in touch with Norde, he immediately replied, “Yeah, I am always in touch with him.” He did not want to say much about what the discussions with Norde revolved around.
On his possible confrontation with Norde in the I-League, a reluctant Wedson said, “Let’s cross the bridge when we come across the river.”
He later clarified that his contract with Dhanmondi is not over yet, so as a professional footballer he cannot pass a comment.
On being told that East Bengal, who is yet to win the I-League, is making a good team this season, he replied with a smiley.
Meanwhile, East Bengal coach Trevor Morgan will arrive in Kolkata on December 16. The British coach is set to start practice from December 19, a day after the final of ISL. Whether Wedson will join the East Bengal practice from the first day is not clear yet.
Of the four foreigners who served the club last season, three have already been released. They are Nigerian duo Ranty Martins and Bello Rasaq and former French international and PSG defender Bernard Mendy. Mendy joined the side for the I-League after helping Chennaiyin FC win the second edition of Indian Super League.