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Mumbai City FC signs Tunisia’s Selim Benachour for ISL season 2

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MUMBAI: In an effort to further strengthen the team, Mumbai City FC has signed Tunisia’s Selim Benachour for the Indian Super League (ISL) season 2. Benachour’s style of play and work ethics align with the team.

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

During the 2013–14 season, he appeared in two UEFA 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. His technical ability and wealth of experience will be fruitful for Mumbai City FC in ISL season 2.

Benachour said, “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.”

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

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