Champions Dempo Sports Club are set to begin pre-season training on the 15th of July at the University Ground, Taleigao. This was announced by Head Coach Armando Colaco at a team meeting in the Club Headquarters in Panjim on the 9th of July. The players received their kit for the season followed by a small induction ceremony for the new recruits. Those missing were Godwin Franco, who is currently at a training stint inGermany, and the two foreigners, Ryuji Sueoka and Koko Sakibo who would be arriving shortly after obtaining their visas. India U-22 star Romeo Fernandes has been given an extra week off after his return from the AFC U-22 Championship at Oman. Dempo have almost finalized the team except for the two foreigner slots that will be decided soon.
The following are the new signings this season:
|1.||Ryuji Sueoka||Attacking Midfielder/Striker||Salgaocar Sports Club|
|2.||Nickson Castanha||Midfielder||Sporting Clube de Goa|
|Stopper Back||Dempo Juniors|
|Right Back||Dempo Juniors|
|Right Half||Dempo Juniors|
|Central Midfielder||Dempo Juniors|
Mandar Rao Dessai
|Left Half||Dempo Juniors|
|Left Back||Dempo Juniors|
|9.||Basileo Rego||Central Midfield||Churchill Brothers SC|
|10.||Myron Fernandes||Striker||Dempo Juniors|
|11.||Aniston Fernandes||Central Midfielder||Dempo Juniors|
The following is the squad so far for the 2012-13 season:
Goalkeepers: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Laxmikant Kattimani, Tyson Caiado, Luis Barreto, Reagan Juliao.
Defenders: Debabrata Roy, Selwyn Fernandes, Creson Antao, Marcus Peixoto, Samir Naik, Valeriano Rebello, Rowilson Rodrigues, Covan Lawrence, Mahesh Gawli, Jessel Carneiro, Shallum Pires, Bharat Thapa, Jeovito Fernandes, Vincy Fernandes.
Midfielders: Peter Carvalho, Godwin Franco, Climax Lawrence, Anthony Pereira, Clifford Miranda, Romeo Fernandes, Nicolau Borges, Aniston Fernandes, Nickson Castanha, Joe Rodrigues, Basileo Rego, Aaron Fernandes, Seriton Fernandes, Micky Vaz, Mandar Rao Dessai.
Strikers: Koko Sakibu, Joaquim Abranches, Ryuji Sueoka, Joy Ferrao, Cliffton Gonsalves, Myron Fernandes.
Meanwhile Dempo Sports Club will kick off their season with the season opening GFA Charity Match against Goa Professuional League Runners-Up Salgaocar Sports Club on the 15th of August at Raia ground. The kick off is slated for 4 p.m.