Odei Onaindia will reunite with Manolo Marquez once again, this time at FC Goa.
PANAJI: FC Goa announced the signing of Spanish defender Odei Onaindia ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24). The club confirmed that the defender from Spain has put pen to paper with the Gaurs on a one-year deal.
Onaindia is no stranger to Indian football, having first played in the country in the 2020-21 season in the colours of Hyderabad FC led by their then-head coach Manolo Marquez. He returned last year for another stint with the Hyderabad FC under Marquez and played a crucial role as they finished second in the league.
The 33-year-old will reunite with Manolo Marquez again, this time at FC Goa, as the Club reinforces its squad. Onaindia is the eighth new addition to the Gaurs’ ranks this summer, following Rowllin Borges, Udanta Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Boris Singh and Raynier Fernandes and foreign signings Paulo Retre and Carlos Martinez.
“I’m thrilled about my opportunity with FC Goa. Having played against them for two seasons now, I’m aware how the team has always been competitive and tough to face. I strongly feel that we’ll have a good season this time,” Odei Onaindia said, after signing on the dotted line for FC Goa.
“Over the years, I’ve had a few friends who have played for Goa, and all of them have only spoken very well of the club and the place. The fact that Coach Manolo and his staff are here as well also helped me in making up my mind,” he added.
“I cannot wait to join up with my new teammates in training, and make the fans of this great club proud,” he continued.