Dempo SC have unveiled their official home and away jersey for the new football season 2013-14 in presence of head coach Arthur Papas and Club Director Shrinivas V. Dempo on Saturday at the Club House.
While addressing to the media, Papas said that winning will be his main aim along with a positive overall development of players. “Our philosophy will not change much, but the fact that we will all work together enthusiastically for future glory shall be high on the team agenda. I am positive about good results and it’s been an honour to take up the challenge with Dempo Sports Club,” said the young and enthusiastic Australian.
The last eight years have been very exciting for Dempo SC as they won five I-League titles along with a semi-final appearance at the 2008 edition of the prestigious AFC Cup. Briefing the press reporters after the function, Shrinivas V. Dempo said: “As the new season unfolds, there will be newer challenges and pressures will greet us, but we welcome Arthur Papas and his technical team to Dempo’s as we hope to see the implementation of plans and models to take us to the next level.”
Shrinivas V. Dempo also described Papas as the team’s new hope who aspires to ring in the change with his new and established model in football, which emphasizes on youth promotion and also caters to strengthen key areas like fitness and development where the team probably lacked in the preceding seasons. This shall be taken care of by the appointment of their new physical conditioning coach Rafaelle Napoli.
Present on the occasion were Shrinivas V. Dempo (Club Chairman), Arthur Papas (Head Coach), Mauricio Afonso (Assistant Coach), Rafaelle Napoli (Fitness & Conditioning Coach) besides all the Dempo players and officials along with representatives from the media.