I-League holders Churchill Brothers have completed the signing of Trinidad and Tobago striker Anthony Wolfe, Sportskeeda can confirm. Wolfe was part of his country’s 2006 FIFA World Cup squad and thus will become the seventh World Cupper to play in India.
Wolfe will also become the second Trinidad and Tobago World Cupper to feature in this season’s I-League with Shillong Lajong having Cornell Glen in their ranks. Two seasons ago another T&T World Cupper Densil Theobald played for Dempo.
The Goan club and Wolfe have agreed on a contract with the player’s ITC (International Transfer Certificate) expected to arrive in the next few days. The move was facilitated by Kolkata-based sports management company High Life Management.
Churchill Brothers endured a horrendous start in this I-League campaign and thus released all four foreigners that were registered at the start of the season. The additions of Syrian defender Naser Al Sebai, Egyptian midfielder Abdel Hamid Shabana and Syrian striker Yasser Shahin did bring their first win of the season against Sporting Clube but they are rooted to the bottom place in the table following back-to-back home defeats against Bengaluru FC and Shillong Lajong.
The Red Machines would be hoping that the signing of Wolfe solves their goal scoring problems as they have the worst offensive record in the league with just nine goals in 12 games. Wolfe had been on trials since last week and impressed the club management with his performances in training and practice matches.
Wolfe has spent most of his career in the domestic league of Trinidad and Tobago and was one of the few local-based players in the 2006 World Cup squad. He didn’t make any appearance in Germany 2006 but played in his country’s 3-0 win over India in an international friendly two years ago.
The 29-year-old is very versatile as he can play upfront, on the wings and as an attacking midfielder so it remains to be seen where technical director Subhash Bhowmick uses him.