KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club is delighted to announce the signing of Ivorian striker Desmos Arthur Kouassi on a deal that runs until the end of the 2018/19 season.
The much-travled Kouassi has been added to the squad to strengthen attacking options further as the Club is looking for someone who can compliment skipper Philip Adjah Tetteh.
Kouassi began his career with Chinese Super League club Shenzhen FC in 2012, before moving to Hong Kong First Division side Citizen AA for the 2013 season. After leaving Hong Kong, Kouassi spent three seasons in the Philippines with Manila Jeepney and Global FC. During his time with Global FC, they reached the 2016 UFL Cup final, where they lost 3-1 to Ceres. After leaving Global FC, Kouassi scored six goals in thirteen games for Chin United in the Myanmar National League during the first half of 2017. In the second half of 2017, Kouassi returned to Philippines with Ilocos United, scoring eleven goals in twenty games before leaving in early 2018. In April 2018, Kouassi joined Mongolian Premier League side Ulaanbaatar City FC, where he has played under current Neroca FC coach Manuel Retamero Fraile.
Kouassi, who has represented Ivory Coast at youth level on five occasions, has also turned out for Gokulam Kerala FC in the current edition of I-League, before parting ways by mutual consent after both parties had a dispute.