Chennaiyin FC signed six graduates from the AIFF Elite Academy

Davide Succi of Chennaiyin FC celebrates during match 44 of the Indian Super League (ISL) season 3 between Chennaiyin FC and Atletico de Kolkata held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, India on the 20th November 2016. Photo by Luke Walker / ISL / SPORTZPICS
Vastavam web: ISL team Chennaiyin FC has signed six graduates from the AIFF Elite Academy on long term deals.The players are: Goalkeeper Samik Mitra (16, West Bengal), defenders Joseph Sanglura (17, Mizoram) and Lalliansanga Renthlei (18, Mizoram), midfielders Zonunmawia (Mizoram) and Bibin Boban (Kerala) and forward Bawlte Rohmingthanga (Mizoram).Chennaiyin FC technical director of youth development Sabir Pasha said “They are all teenagers but at Chennaiyin FC age has never been a hindrance. The door is open to each one of them to stake a claim for the senior team. Our head coach John Gregory will be following their progress closely.” Mitra, Sanglura, Boban and Rohmingthanga have all represented India age group teams in various international matches while Renthlei and Zonunmawia are part of the current India U-19 team that is preparing for the upcoming SAFF Championship and Asian Cup qualifiers.