Chennaiyin FC (CFC) have roped in Maltese attacker Andre Schembri on a free transfer ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
It is to note that the 33-year-old forward will become the first player from Malta to play for CFC as well as in the Indian Super League (ISL).
“I am well aware about Chennaiyin owing to the Italians who have been at the club in the past. It is a great feeling to become the first Maltese footballer to play for the club and in the league,” said Schembri in excitement.
“I hope this is the best year of my career as all of us at the club set out to achieve the target of winning the ISL title. My aim is to bring my experience to the fray and also help the youngsters with that and my leadership skills.”
Schembri has been in touch with the CFC head coach John Gregory, with their sights set on bringing Chennaiyin back to the top.
“John (Gregory) has told me a lot about the club, the league and football in the country. I look forward to playing for him and also learning a lot from his coaching and experience.”
Sharing his happiness, the promising forward in a video said he would give his best to help the club reach its target.
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Notably, Schembri became CFC’s sixth summer signing following Lithuanian Nerijus Valskis, Romanians Lucian Goian and Dragos Firtulescu, Afghan Masih Saighani and Indian Edwin Sydney Vanspaul.
(With inputs from PTI)