Experienced defender Narayan Das signed for the two-time champions Chennaiyin FC after spending a season at East Bengal SC. The South-Indian club has offered a two-year contract to the defender, who is currently the second-highest capped player in the Indian Super League after Mandar Rao Dessai.
Narayan Das has the capability to fill in at centre-back too, and his signing will improve Chennaiyin’s defences greatly. A journeyman throughout his career, Das has played for Pune City FC, FC Goa, Dempo SC, East Bengal SC and Odisha FC. Throughout his ISL career, Narayan Das has six assists in 107 appearances. With over 200 professional career appearances, the Tata Football Academy will be crucial if Chennaiyin are aiming at another trophy next season.
What Narayan Das said:
“I am really happy to join a champion team like Chennaiyin FC. My family and friends are also overjoyed. It is every player’s dream to help his team win, and I am no different.” Das said, in an interview with the club, “I aspire to prove my worth, play every single game and help the club in fulfilling the quest for a third ISL title.”
“Even as the 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”
Chennaiyin FC co-owner, Vita Dani said “We are really happy to welcome 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 the fold at CFC.”
“As we strive for success, it will be imperative to bank on our Indian personnel, and Das ticks all the right boxes in that regard. I am certain he will fit in seamlessly into the team, and raise the level of our performances.”