ISL: Chennaiyin FC sign SC East Bengal defender Narayan Das on two-year deal

ISL: Chennaiyin FC sign SC East Bengal defender Narayan Das on two-year deal

ISL: Chennaiyin FC sign SC East Bengal defender Narayan Das on two-year deal

Chennai: Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday announced the roping in of experienced defender Narayan Das on a two-year contract.

The 27-year old left-sided defender joins CFC after a season-long stint with SC East Bengal and is currently the second highest capped player in the ISL with 107 appearances till date, a press release said.

"I am really happy to join a champion team like Chennaiyin FC. It is every player's dream to help his team win, and I am no different. I aspire to prove my worth, play every single game and help the club in fulfilling the quest for a third ISL title," Das was quoted as saying in the release.

"Even as an opponent I have always enjoyed the atmosphere at the Marina Arena, and I want to tell our brilliant fans to keep supporting us, because it is their backing that gives us the extra motivation.

Das is also capable of operating in central defence. And with over 200 senior career appearances for club and country, the Tata Football Academy graduate will fortify CFC's ranks greatly.

Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani welcomed Das' arrival and said, "We are really happy to welcome Narayan (Das) to the Chennaiyin family. All of us at the club are aware of his consistent performances over the years in Indian football, and we are excited to see him bring those qualities to CFC."