Chennaiyin FC sign youngster trio on a multi-year deal

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(From L) Aman Chetri, Samik Mitra and Reamsochung ‘Remi’ Aimol.

Chennai: Chennaiyin FC have signed three youngsters — defender Reamsochung ‘Remi’ Aimol (20), goalkeeper Samik Mitra (19) and forward Aman Chetri (19) on a multi-year contract. Samik and Aman were being promoted from the CFC B team to the senior side while Remi had two senior appearances to his name — one apiece in the ISL and AFC Cup.

After training with the CFC first team prior to the 2018-19 campaign, Remi had a loan spell at AIFF developmental side Indian Arrows in the I-League before returning to CFC and making his senior debut in the 3-2 AFC Cup win over Manang Marshyangdi in Nepal in 2019.

“Being a part of Chennaiyin FC has been an amazing experience. The club has helped me improve and develop immensely. I have come to think of it as a second home and I take great pleasure in continuing for the seasons to come. I am ready to take on everything and will give my 100%,” said a determined Remi from his hometown of Chandel in Manipur.

A tenacious presence between the sticks, young custodian Samik impressed for the CFC U-18s and B team before earning loan spells at Indian Arrows over the last two campaigns. “Chennaiyin has given me a great platform to grow. In my time here, I have improved in all aspects, as a player and as a human being. CFC is a second family to me. I am very happy to stay here for longer and am motivated to help bring the ISL trophy back home to Chennai where it belongs,” he said.

A versatile forward capable of playing across the frontline, Aman has made waves at youth level for the Indian national team and CFC. Most recently Aman was part of the Indian team that won the 2019 SAFF U-18 Championship, scoring in a 3-0 win over Sri Lanka. He also featured for the Indian Arrows in the previous I-League season on loan.

“I am very happy and excited to sign a contract extension with Chennaiyin FC. Having been a part of the club for three years, I have never felt away from home. The passionate fans, management, senior team players and the support staff have always been helpful to me. I feel this is the right place for me to grow and improve. I have always dreamed about representing CFC in the ISL. So it’s now time for me to work harder and give my best for the club,” said Aman, who aims to lead the line for CFC in the near future. 

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