Abahani SC last won the Federation Cup back in 2018. They are going all guns blazing in this season's campaign by recruiting ye another Brazilian, Raphael Augusto Santos da Silva.
Raphael has already come to Bangladesh. He was supposed to play against Muktijoddha KC but couldn't play due to some protocols. The club is expecting to have him available for the knockout stage.
Raphael has never represented the Brazil national team, but he has experience of playing in different clubs all over the world. He began his professional career for Fluminense FC and later played for various clubs in the US, Brazil and Poland.
Abahani already signed Brazilian footballer Francisco Wagsley Rodrigues de Sousa Filho and Afghan defender Masih Saighani.
The Brazilian signed for Chennaiyin FC FC in ISL back in 2016 and played three years for them before moving to Bengaluru FC in the -20 season.