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Indian Super League: Chennaiyin FC Signs Kyrgyzstan Forward Mirlan Murzaev

An experienced campaigner, Murzaev is currently the top goal-scorer for Kyrgyzstan and also the second most capped player with 48 international appearances

Indian Super League: Chennaiyin FC Signs Kyrgyzstan Forward Mirlan Murzaev
Mirlan Murzaev becomes the first Kyrgyz player to feature in India's premier football league. | Courtesy: Twitter
Indian Super League: Chennaiyin FC Signs Kyrgyzstan Forward Mirlan Murzaev
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2021-08-01T14:03:26+05:30

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. (More Football News)

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-feet 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 Mirlan 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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