African Cup winner Chansa to play for North East United FC in ISL

Lajong FC have signed the 2012 African Cup of Nations winner and he will play for North East United FC during the ISL while being joined by Cornell Glen.

Zambian International & African Cup of Nations 2012 winner, Isaac Chansa has been signed by Shillong Lajong FC and will also ply his trade for North East United FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) which kicks off in October.

The club have also confirmed that Cornell Glen will be joining the North East United ranks as reported earlier by Goal.

Chansa was a key member of the 2012 African Cup of Nations winning  Zambian side. He last played for Zambian Premier League club side Zanaco FC last season. Previously, he featured for the likes of Helsingborgs IF in the Swedish Top Division and Orlando Pirates in the South African Premier Soccer League.

Chinese Super League Side Henan Jianye FC secured his services from Orlando Pirates in 2012 for a total deal value worth a little over $1 million. He was also part of the Zambian side that took on Japan in the Pre-World Cup 2014 International Friendly in USA.

Chansa who is a central midfielder said, “I am happy and look forward to this new challenge. I will do my best to contribute in the team’s success in any way I can and repay the faith shown in me by the team management.”

Speaking on the occasion, John Abraham, co-owner of North East United & Lajong FC said: “To get an African Cup of Nations winner & a World Cupper brings in a lot of experience and competitive edge to the team. We are happy to have secured their services and looking forward to having them play for the teams.”

Larsing ‘Ming’ Sawyan Managing Director Lajong FC said “Both Cornell & Chansa are proven performers who have competed at the highest levels. We are happy to have these accomplished and technically gifted players playing alongside our local boys.”