Bagan coach today confirmed that Gafari has been selected as Bagan's third foreigner in Fed Cup after weighing him with Emeka. Gafari before the begining of the season had signed for Bagan and it was highly likely that he would be signed unless a great turn of events. Gafari has played in the Indian National League before for Dempo and is an attacking midfielder. It is however a known fact that the Bagan coach has been in search for a blocker in the midfiled in order to check the countless attacks made by the opposition when Bagan is attacking. A few are speculating that Gafari might be used a blocker in the midfield.
Sibram Gobin, a player of Indian origin playing in Mauritius has also signed for Bagan. He will be available for Bagan in the Fed Cup. He has been brought to India on the initiative of the mohunbaganclub.com team. He is also an attacking midfielder.
With the return of Bhaichung Bhutia and Manju who have been busy for the Nehru Cup and their inclusion along with Gafari and Gobin would act as a breath of fresh air for Bagan in the Fed Cup.
Bagan go into the Fed Cup as the defending champions as they won the 2006 Fed Cup, Kolkata beating Sporting Clube de Goa in penalties after finishing 1-1 in regulation time. Bagan won 3-1 in penalties.