Indian Super League 2016: Dudu Omagbemi joins Chennaiyin FC

The Nigerian returns for a third spell in the ISL with champions Chennaiyin...

Chennaiyin FC have roped in Nigeria born striker Dudu Omagbemi for the 2016 season of Indian Super League (ISL), Goal can confirm.

The 31-year-old marksman joins his third different ISL team in as many years. Dudu is a known figure in the Indian footballing circuit as he made his debut on Indian shores back in 2001 with Sporting Clube de Goa.

He is the only foreign player to have played all three seasons of the ISL along with appearances in the I-League. In the inaugural season, Dudu turned out for the Hrithik Roshan co-owned FC Pune City where three goals from 12 matches.

The following ISL season, Dudu joined forces with Zico at FC Goa and notched up a hat-trick in a match against Mumbai City FC. However, his time on the field was in limited and managed to score only one more goal is six more appearances.

Defending champions Chennaiyin FC who incidentally beat FC Goa 3-2 in last year's final have snapped up the striker in a bid to replace New York City FC's John Stiven Mendoza. The Colombian was a stalwart in attack for the Super Machans in the first two seasons and a possible return has been ruled out.

Chennaiyin FC have already begun preparation for the league and are in Perugia, Italy for a camp. They start their 2016 campaign away from home against Atletico de Kolkata on the 2nd October.