BHUBANESWAR: Brazilian striker Herlison Caion will take his Giant’s appetite for goals to Kuala Lumpur this season.
The 32-year-old, who signed for the City Boys from Klang Valley rivals Selangor, has vowed to better his goalscoring record with the Red Giants last season when he leads his new team’s strikeforce this year.
Caion plundered an impressive 24 goals for Selangor in all competitions last season.
That feat, he believes, can be bettered when he hits it off with his new teammates at KL.
Caion knows he won’t be short of service and ammunition, given the quality of KL’s foreign cast comprising players like Tchetche Kipre, Paulo Josue, Patrick Reichelt and Romel Morales.
Furthermore, local wingers like Firdaus Saiyadi and J. Partiban are also capable of providing the bullets for Caion to fire home.
“I’m excited to play with quality players like Kipre, Paulo, Morales and Patrick, who I used to play with at Thai club Suphanburi,” said Caion.
“Their presence makes me even more determined to prove something to my new club. My aim is to score even more goals than the 24 I got for Selangor last season.”
Caion was instrumental in Selangor’s march into the Malaysia Cup final and also their fifth-place finish in the Super League.
Therefore, his decision to leave for KL surprised many of the Selangor fans, who were expecting him to stay on.
Caion said he was seeking a new challenge and could not resist the chance to work with a top-class coach like Bojan Hodak.
“I can’t wait to work with Bojan, one of the most experienced coaches around. Enough said.”