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Chennaiyin FC Name Anirudh Thapa as Captain for ISL 2021-22

Chennaiyin FC introduced Anirudh Thapa shall be captain for ISL 2021-22 (Twitter)

Chennaiyin FC introduced Anirudh Thapa as their captain for the upcoming Indian Super League 2021-22 season.

  • IANS
  • Last Updated:November 15, 2021, 19:40 IST

Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC have appointed midfielder Anirudh Thapa as their captain for the upcoming ISL 2021-22 season, which begins on November 19.

Chennaiyin, who received the title in 2015 after which within the 2017-18 season, made the announcement by way of a tweet and a small video clip on Monday.

India worldwide Thapa, who had first signed a long-term cope with Chennaiyan in 2016, takes over the armband Brazilian playmaker Rafael Crivellaro. He was despatched on a mortgage spell to Minerva earlier than returning to the membership in May 2017. He got here in in its place within the closing in opposition to Bengaluru FC as Chennaiyan FC received their second ISL title.

“I feel not a lot has modified for me after being appointed the captain. I’ve been right here for six years now and’so it’s not arduous to grasp what the membership desires. They need to win. And so do I. But as captain, there may be an added accountability. To develop up somewhat bit sooner. I’ll nonetheless be a boy who loves soccer however I will even be sure that the group stays collectively on and off the sphere. And I’ll at all times defend my group and my gamers,” Thapa stated on being named the captain.

The 23-year-old Thapa is an important participant for the membership and was named deputy to Crivellaro final yr.

He has made 69 appearances for Chennaiyin and has received the ISL title within the 2017-18 season He was an integral a part of their run to the ultimate in 2020.

Chennaiyin tackle Hyderabad FC of their opening match of the 2021-22 season on November 23 at GMC Balayogi Athletic Stadium in Hyderabad.

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