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Chennaiyin FC retain striker Jeje Lalpekhlua, goalkeeper Karanjit Singh for next ISL

Chennai: Chennaiyin FC have retained the services of forward Jeje Lalpekhlua and goalkeeper Karanjit Singh after successfully securing new deals with the duo.

Atletico de Kolkata's midfielder Borja Fernandez (R) looks on as Chennaiyin FC's forward Jeje Lalpekhlua controls the ball during the Indian Super League (ISL) football match between Atletico de Kolkata and Chennaiyin FC at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata on October 2, 2016. ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE-- / AFP PHOTO / STR

Chennaiyin FC's forward Jeje Lalpekhlua in this file photo. AFP

Jeje has signed a new three-year deal while Karanjit has penned a two-year extension.

"We are very happy to have retained Jeje and Karanjit. Jeje has been with the club since its inception and has grown into a leader and of course become one of the finest players of the country," said Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani.

She added, "Ever since we have picked Karanjit in the 2015 ISL auction he has shown grown great commitment and consistency. The great thing is both are yet to reach their peak so we look forward to many more great seasons from the two."

Chennaiyin FC head coach John Gregory said, "I have received great feedback on both Jeje and Karanjit from our assistant coach Sabir (Pasha), owners and rest of the Indian staff. They are clearly two of the best players in their respective positions in India and securing them for the long term was a key aspect of our team building."

Jeje, who won the ISL Emerging Player Award in 2015, is Chennaiyin's all-time second highest scorer and ISL's all-time highest Indian scorer with 13 goals in 27 starts.

Published Date: Jul 07, 2017 17:44 PM | Updated Date: Jul 07, 2017 17:44 PM

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