ISL: ATK sign Australian striker David Williams from A-League club Wellington Phoenix for upcoming season
David Williams will also reunite with his former teammate Roy Krishna in the forward lineup of ATK, who finished sixth last season in ISL.
David Williams will reunite with his former teammate Roy Krishna in the forward lineup of ATK
ATK signed striker Krishna from A-League club Wellington Phoenix earlier this month
Williams and Krishna shared 30 goals between them in the A-League last season
Kolkata: Former Indian Super League champions ATK on Friday roped in Australian striker David Williams, who played for A-League club Wellington Phoenix.
"His pace and technique will be valuable to us. He also brings variety to the squad since he can play on either side of the wings as well. His understanding with teammate Roy Krishna will be crucial for us," head coach Antonio Lopez Habas said.
The 31-year-old will also reunite with his fellow teammate Roy Krishna in the forward lineup of the red and whites, who finished sixth last season.
Williams and Krishna shared 30 goals between them in the A-League last season with the former scoring 11 times in 27 matches.
"I am absolutely delighted that I will be able to play alongside my friend Roy Krishna. Hopefully, together as a team, we will be able to win the title and create memories," Williams said.
Williams made his debut for Queensland Roar and went onto play for several A-League clubs, including North Queensland Fury, Sydney FC, Melbourne City and Wellington Phoenix.
Williams has also represented his country at the U-20 FIFA World Youth Championship.
The seven-time champions paid the price of not creating enough chances and wasting those they got against a Sri Lankan side 98 places below them in the FIFA rankings.
The Black Panthers, who were the first civilian side to win the Asia's oldest football tournament way back in 1940, last won the title in 2013. Being the only team from Kolkata, they would be keen to clinch a third title with a strong support behind them.
Anything less than the trophy at SAFF Championship will be seen as a failure for Igor Stimac and the India men's football team.