Chennaiyin FC sign five AIFF academy footballers

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday signed five of All India Football Federation (AIFF) academy players.

The five players — Anirudh Thapa, Prosenjit Chakraborty, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Baoringdao Bodo and Bedashwor Singh — are at present training at French club FC Metz.

The boys who were scouted by the national football governing body in 2012 have been part of the triumphant Indian U-16 squad in the U-16 South Asian Football Fedeartion (SAFF) Championship in 2013, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Qualifiers (in Kuwait in 2013), and the Indian squad in the SAFF U-19 Championship.

Besides, they also played a stellar role in AIFF’s academy retaining the U-19 I-League title earlier in 2016.

Chennaiyin are presently paying for all expenses for the five AIFF academy products during their training stint at FC Metz.



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