Bengaluru FC on Wednesday announced the signing of two local boys Niroshan Mani and Amoes in their squad for the I-League season that begins in less than two weeks.
The midfield duo has signed one-year contracts with the club coached by former Manchester United player Ashley Westwood.
Twenty-one-year-old Niroshan is a TFA graduate who spent two seasons with Goan club Sporting Clube de Goa before securing a loan move to local club South United.
"I haven't come across a more professional set up than the one I've seen at Bengaluru FC. The coach is fantastic and this is an opportunity that will do well for my career," said Niroshan.
The twin signings takes the local presence in the club to five.
"The boys were on trial and impressed us enough to give them a chance. They are young and would do well to improve playing for the team. It's also good to have more local presence in the team and it's a motivation for youngsters in the community to do well," said Westwood.
"It's great to get this chance to play for a club from your city. This is my first brush with the I-League and I'm going to do everything to make it count," said 19-year-old Amoes, who has represented Karnataka state twice in the Santosh Trophy.