Chennaiyin FC signs Kyrgyz forward Mirlan Murzaev

Two-time Indian Super League ISL champions Chennaiyin FC CFC on Sunday announced the signing of Kyrgyzstan forward Mirlan Murzaev on a one-year deal ahead of the upcoming season.The forward becomes the first Kyrgyz player to feature in Indias premier football league.Im just very very happy to join Chennaiyin FC.


PTI | Chennai | Updated: 01-08-2021 13:01 IST | Created: 01-08-2021 12:58 IST
Chennaiyin FC signs Kyrgyz forward Mirlan Murzaev
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Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC (CFC) on Sunday announced the signing of Kyrgyzstan forward Mirlan Murzaev on a one-year deal ahead of the upcoming season.

The forward becomes the first Kyrgyz player to feature in India's premier football league.

"I'm just very very happy to join Chennaiyin FC. I can't wait for the training, and season to start. I look forward to representing all the fans from Tamil Nadu," the 31-year-old said in a media release.

The six-foot-tall striker is the second international recruit for the Chennai-based franchise ahead of the 2021-22 season. His addition will bolster CFC's frontline with Jobby Justin and Rahim Ali already part of the squad.

An experienced campaigner, Murzaev is currently the top goal-scorer for Kyrgyzstan and also the second most capped player with 48 international appearances. Murzaev had struck a hat-trick last month against Myanmar during Kyrgyzstan's 8-1 victory in the qualifying match for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

CFC co-owner Vita Dani said, ''As a leading scorer of his national team and with 100-plus career goals, the signing of Milan gives us a significant attacking boost and solidity in the front.'' CFC's head coach Bozidar Bandovic said, ''My thoughts on signing Mirlan are very simple. Two words in fact. Quality. Personality.''

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