ISL: Fanai, Reagan join Chennaiyin FC for 2020-21 season

Chennai, Sep 13 : Chennaiyin FC confirmed the signing of left-back Lalchhuanmawia Fanai and right-back Reagan Singh for the 2020-21 season.

31-year-old Fanai who hails from Mizoram and was better known as ‘Chhuantea’ along with 29-year-old Reagan from Manipur, join the two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions on free transfers.

“Chhuantea (Fanai) and Reagan (Singh) are important additions to our squad in the key full-back positions. They bring valuable experience of playing in the ISL and will have a vital role to play in our efforts to push for success in the upcoming season. I welcome both of them to the Chennaiyin family and look forward to working with them,” said CFC head coach Csaba Laszlo on the duo’s arrival.

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“I am delighted to join CFC and am really excited about working with the new coach Csaba Laszlo and achieving his vision for the club. This will be a unique ISL season and I can’t wait to meet the boys in Goa and get the ball rolling,” said Chhuantea on becoming a part of the CFC family.

“I am very happy to join one of the most successful clubs in the ISL. CFC is a unique team with a great fanbase and I promise to contribute to the best of my ability in our efforts to bring a third ISL title to Chennai,” said Reagan after signing for Chennaiyin.

Towering left-back Chhuantea made his professional debut for Punjab side JCT in the I-League before playing for Shillong Lajong. He then signed for Bengaluru FC with whom he won the 2014-15 Federation Cup and 2015-16 I-League.

Chhuantea then played for Mumbai City FC and FC Pune City in the ISL as both outfits reached the play-offs during the 2016 and 2017-18 campaigns, respectively.

He turned out for Odisha FC during the 2019-20 season. Chhuantea is also a former India international and 2015 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship winner.

Reagan began his professional career at Royal Wahingdoh in the I-League in 2012. After spending three years at the Shillong-based club, Reagan signed for North-East United FC (NEUFC) in the ISL where he made 69 appearances over the last five seasons.

He played in 18 of NEUFC’s 21 games of the 2018-19 season as they made it to the semi-final stage. Reagan has also had spells at Salgaocar S.C. and Mumbai FC in the I-League.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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