Indian Super League (ISL) title holder Chennaiyin FC signed three Mizoram soccer stars namely Isaac Vanmalsawma, Zohmingliana Ralte and Laldinliana Renthlei on two-year deals.
Twenty-one-year old winger Isaac Vanmalsawma and 27-year-old defender Zohmingliana Ralte have signed for the two-time ISL champions after the expiry of their contracts at FC Pune City and Bengaluru FC respectively. Meanwhile, 19-year old Laldinliana has joined the club on a free transfer from Mizoram Premier League (MPL) group, Chhinga Veng FC.
Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory said the new signings would add quality and depth to the squad ahead of the 2018-19 seasons.
Isaac, a product of the AIFF Elite Academy, said he was excited to join the ISL champion, adding that he was looking forward to training under a successful coach like Gregory and develop as a player. He has made 12 appearances in 2017-18 season of ISL and helped FC Pune City reach the playoffs for the first time.
Laldinliana, shared that this will be his first ever stint with an ISL franchise and that too with the champions. He said that 2017-18 was a memorable season for him and that he is very excited to have joined a massive club like Chennaiyin FC.