ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin FC signs Mirlan Murzaev of Kyrgyzstan on a one-year deal

Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champion Chennaiyin FC (CFC) has signed Mirlan Murzaev of Kyrgyzstan on a one-year deal. The forward will become the first Kyrgyz player to feature in India’s premier football league.

The six-feet tall striker is the second international recruit for the Chennai-based franchise ahead of the 2021-22 season, after Rafael Crivellaro. The addition of Mirlan will bolster CFC’s frontline with Jobby Justin and Rahim Ali already part of the fray.

“I’m just very very happy to join CFC. 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.

On signing the Kyrgyz striker, CFC head coach Bozidar Bandovic said: "My thoughts on signing Mirlan are very simple. Two words in fact. Quality. Personality.”

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