Indian Super League: Chennaiyin FC sign Isaac, Zotea and Dinliana

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Indian Super League (ISL) reigning champions Chennaiyin FC have announced the signing of the Mizoram trio.

Indian Super League (ISL) reigning champions Chennaiyin FC have announced the signing of Mizoram trio Isaac Vanmalsawma, Zohmingliana Ralte and Laldinliana Renthlei on two-year deals.

Isaac and Zohmingliana join the Super Machans from FC Pune City and Bengaluru FC respectively following the expiry of their contracts. Laldinliana joins the South Indian outfit on a free transfer from Mizoram Premier League (MPL) outfit Chhinga Veng FC, having completed a loan stint at Aizawl FC in the 2017-18 chapter of I-League.

Speaking on his transfer, 21-year-old winger Issac commented, “I am very excited to have joined the champions. I can’t wait to work under a successful coach like John Gregory and further develop as a player. I hope to help Chennaiyin retain the ISL title.’’

Zohmingliana too is looking forward to the new chapter with the two-time ISL champions as he revealed, ''Chennaiyin has been the most consistent team in ISL history and I aim to give my best to help them achieve their targets in all competitions.”

It will be Laldinliana’s debut stint in the IMG-R owned league, and the youngster promises to deliver his best. “This will be my first ever stint with an ISL franchise and that too with the champions so I am relishing the opportunity. 2017-18 was a memorable season and now I am very excited to have joined a massive club like Chennaiyin FC,’’ he concluded.

Head coach John Gregory believes that the three recruitments will add further quality and depth to the squad ahead of the upcoming season.

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