Amine Chermiti: A match-winning striker

Chermiti had come in for Mumbai after the departure of their lead defender, who was one of the most crucial reasons behind Mumbai's success in the previous season

  • Amine Chermiti: A match-winning striker
  • Amine Chermiti: A match-winning striker
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October 24, 2019, a Tunisian striker debut for Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) and he is one of those, who fight till the last minute to ensure his team bags three points. With a late goal from the striker, Mumbai City FC finds themselves in a winning position in their clash against Kerala Blasters FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Amine Chermiti, the 32-year-old Tunisian was signed by ISL franchise Mumbai City FC for the 2019-20 season. Chermiti had come in for Mumbai after the departure of their lead defender, who was one of the most crucial reasons behind Mumbai's success in the previous season.

The Islanders had made the announcement through Twitter. Chermiti was their new Number 9 and they had made an announcement about his recruitment on August 9:

An Experienced Player

The Tunisian striker, who turns 32 this year has a bundle of experience under his belt. Chermiti has appeared at the highest level in three continents. In Europe, he played in both, the Champions League and Europa League with Swiss club FC Zurich. Interestingly, he is the first Tunisian to net a hat-trick in the Europa League.   

Previously, Chermiti had won the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League with Etoile du Sahel in 2007. He was awarded the CAF Africa-based Player of the Year in 2007 for scoring eight goals in the campaign.

While on loan from German club Hertha Berlin, Chermiti had grabbed a runners-up medal in the Asian Champions League with Saudi side Al-Ittihad in 2009.

Meanwhile, his addition to the club comes with the fact that the left-footed striker can also play as a winger, offering a wide range of options to his new club.

A Mathematics Major

Before Amine Chermiti had signed a football contract, he had entered a pact with his father. He had promised his father that if he (Chermiti) had to complete an education, with decent grades, then his parents were to allow him to continue playing football. Just so you know, his father is an engineer and mother is a teacher.

His father had told him that football is for people who are not well to do and therefore, he was allowed to play only if he had a degree. So if Chermiti had not been running for the ball, maybe he would have been running to pursue his career as a mathematics major.

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