Northern powerhouse Minerva Punjab FC complete the signing of German born Senegalese Attacking Midfielder Kassim Aidara for the upcoming Hero I-League season 2017-18. 30 year old Kassim Aidara who was born In Germany holds dual citizenship of France and Senegal. The Attacking Midfielder who will marshall the Pide of Punjab’s midfield honed his skills at Germany’s Jenfelder SV, SC Concordia von 1907 and France’s Ligue 2 regulars Paris FC in his initial days.
He was soon roped in by New Zealand’s Wellington United AFC nicknamed The Diamonds, which competes in The Capital Premier League. after a successful spell at the Island nation he moved back home to Germany’s Niendorfer TSV which played in Hamburger Oberliga. The following season he signed for Hamburg based USC Paloma playing in the same league. He later moved on to Lüneburger SK Hansa in Northern Germany to play in the Regionalliga Nord.
His rocksolid performance soon earned him a call from Estonian Esiliiga club JK Tallinna Kalev where he spent a season but his stay was cut short by City Top flight team JK Sillamäe Kalev and FCI Tallinn who signed him for country’s top flight Meistriliiga for the following two seperate seasons. However he returned back to JK Sillamäe Kalev for the 2017 season after which he was North India’s I-League Club Minerva Punjab FC came knocking.
It would indeed be a treat to watch the midfield duo of Kassim Aidara and former Middlesbrough FC’s U-23 midfield sensation William Opoko in the upcoming season of the Hero I-League.