ISL: Sunil, Udanta, Amrinder, Fanai back in Mumbai City FC squad
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Mumbai City FC on Tuesday announced the return of footballers Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh, Amrinder Singh and Lalchhuanmawia Fanai to the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise’s squad after their successful stint with Bengaluru FC at the AFC Cup 2016.
After being a part of the first ever Indian club to reach the AFC Cup final, Chhetri, the national team skipper will be seen in action alongside the likes of Norde and Forlan playing for the Mumbai side in the ongoing tournament.
Commenting on the joining, Mumbai City FC head coach Alexandre Guimaraes said: “We are delighted to have Sunil, Amrinder, Fanai and Udanta join us. They return from an amazing journey with Bengaluru FC, and their achievements speak highly of their quality and hunger.”
“Having them join us at this key point gives us a huge boost and the entire squad is looking forward to having them join us,” he added.
On his return to the side, Chhetri said: “We’ve had an incredible experience with Bengaluru FC and now we’re extremely excited to join our teammates in the ISL.”
“We have been following Mumbai City FC’s progress and the results and performances from the team have been phenomenal. We can’t wait to join the coach and the players and hopefully add to the results and give the fans of Mumbai something to cheer for at the end of the season,” he added.
Table toppers Mumbai will next take on FC Pune City on Thursday at the Mumbai football arena.