ISL 2022-23: Chennaiyin FC extends Anirudh Thapa’s contract by two years

ISL 2022-23: Chennaiyin FC extends Anirudh Thapa’s agreement by two a lengthy time

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Two-time Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC have retained the companies of Indian midfielder Anirudh Thapa on a two-calendar year deal ahead of the future season of the Indian Tremendous League (ISL 2022-23).

With this deal, the 24-calendar year-outdated will carry on to feature for the club he joined in 2016 right until the summertime of 2024.

Given that signing up for the Marina Machans, the Dehradun-born footballer has been an integral section of the team’s set-up, playing a substantial part in Chennaiyin FC’s accomplishment above the years that also contains participating in two ISL finals—winning the title after in the 2017-18 time.

Evolving as a single of the ideal in the region when taking part in for Chennaiyin FC, Thapa also shouldered the captaincy obligations final season when the team started out brilliantly with a reliable exhibit in the defence.

“Thapa arrived right here young. And in that time, he’s gained an ISL title, founded himself as a person of the finest in the state and also captained Chennaiyin FC for a time. He’s built himself in Chennai. And now he will be a person of the key players to make the future of Chennaiyin FC,” stated Chennaiyin FC co-proprietor Vita Dani.

“Chennaiyin FC has usually been like a relatives to me. And Chennai, my home. So, this decision was not hard to make. I can’t wait around to get started off with the admirers cheering in a packed Marina Arena,” Thapa expressed his exhilaration.

Club poster boy Thapa, arrived in as a enhancement player for Chennaiyin FC soon after spending four decades at the AIFF Elite Academy from 2012 to 2016. The second most capped player for the club right after Jerry Lalrinzuala (103), Thapa has made 101 appearances, throughout 6 ISL seasons, the AFC Cup and the Tremendous Cup.

A file two-time AIFF Emerging Participant of the Year Award winner, Thapa has also been a single of the key members of the senior nationwide aspect with 24 appearances due to the fact his debut in 2017. He was also component of India’s junior teams—U-16, U-19 and U-23.

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