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Sunil Chhetri, Udanta Singh retained by BFC

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Published : Jul 1, 2017, 12:36 am IST
Updated : Jul 1, 2017, 12:36 am IST

Chhetri, 32, has been with Bengaluru for four seasons, finishing top scorer for the Blues each year.

Sunil Chhetri
 Sunil Chhetri

In a big statement of intent, Bengaluru FC have retained skipper Sunil Chhetri and Udanta Singh after the duo signed three-year deals that will keep them with the Indian Super League side till the end of the 2019-20 season, the club announced on Friday. With the signings, Bengaluru FC have ticked off the ISL’s rule of a maximum of two retentions for players over 21.

“We are thrilled at being able to retain the present and the future of Indian football in Sunil and Udanta. The two of them have been immense for Bengaluru FC and will be vital cogs in our wheel as we take on the challenge of rebuilding the club for what will be a tough season ahead,” said club CEO, Parth Jindal.

 

Chhetri, 32, has been with Bengaluru for four seasons, finishing top scorer for the Blues each  year. Udanta, meanwhile, joined Bengaluru in the 2014-15 season and has only grown from strength to strength. The twenty-one-year-old from Manipur capped off a fantastic season under Albert Roca last year where he regular starter and played a key role in the club’s Federation Cup triumph. Udanta was also named Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Season at the club’s annual awards night earlier this month.

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