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I-League: Aussie footballer Nick Ward to join Neroca FC

Imphal: In a bid to bolster their squad for the final few games, I-League contenders Neroca FC are on the verge of signing Australian attacking midfielder Nick Ward, with Kyrgyzstani left winger Akhlidin Israilov set to be released.
It has been learnt from reliable sources close to the development that Neroca, placed second in the points table, want a forward so that their push for the title does not fade away.
Surprise league leaders Minerva Punjab FC are two points ahead of them, having played a game less.
"He will play the last two-three matches so that Neroca can still fight for the title. Since every match is so crucial now, Neroca management wants to give their all," an official said on condition of anonymity.
"The mutual termination has been signed with the player (Israilov) and he will be leaving the club on February 15 after the Churchill Brothers (February 14) match," he added.
The transfer window here is from January 16 till February 15. Israilov has not impressed for the Manipur-based side since joining them at the start of the season, starting in eight games for the Gift Raikhan-coached side.
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