Two-time ISL champions Chennaiyin FC on Thursday introduced the signing of Tajikistan winger Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev on a free switch for the 2020-21 season. The 30-year outdated Fatkhulloev who can function on both flank, is all set for a primary stint in India, a press launch from the membership mentioned.
Fatkhulloev is Tajikistan’s most-capped worldwide with 68 senior appearances to date, and joins CFC after a spell at FK Khujand within the Tajik prime flight. The ISL pointers for the brand new season stipulate that every group ought to have at the very least one Asian participant amongst their international contingent, and Fatkhulloev fulfils that standards, the discharge mentioned.
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“I have heard a lot about Chennaiyin, seen many matches from previous seasons. CFC is one of the biggest clubs in India with fantastic fans. So when the opportunity arose to make the move, I didn’t think twice,” Fatkhulloev was quoted as saying within the launch. “I am really excited about meeting my new teammates, and hopefully delivering a good brand of football with them, which helps us compete for the ISL title,” he mentioned from Dushanbe.
CFC head coach Csaba Laszlo mentioned Fatkhulloev is an skilled participant who would add to the group’s versatility. “In Fatkhulo (Fatkhulloev), we are signing an experienced professional who has proven his mettle for club and country. He is yet another player who fits our mould of versatility, capable of performing on both wings, and even down the middle,” the pinnacle coach added.
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Fatkhulloev was a key member of the Tajikistan squad that completed third within the 2006 U-17 Asian Championship and helped his nation attain the round-of-16 within the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup. At the senior worldwide degree, he has 9 targets in 68 appearances, together with two strikes in opposition to India – within the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup closing defeat and in a 2013 worldwide pleasant win.
At membership degree, Fatkhulloev spent nearly all of his senior skilled profession at FC Istiklol, with whom he received a powerful six Tajik prime flight championships and 5 Tajik Cup titles throughout an eight-year keep. He additionally helped Istiklol attain the AFC Cup closing twice throughout that interval. He has additionally had stints in Indonesia and Uzbekistan.