Indian Super League side Chennaiyin FC are set to release their centre-backs. Both the centre-backs Enes Sipovic and Eli Sabia are going to leave Chennaiyin before the upcoming season kicks off.
According to sources Chennaiyin FC, the team struggled throughout the last season of ISL. Wants to sell both of their foreign center-backs. Chennaiyin finished the league at the 8th position with 20 points in 20 matches. Chennaiyin has conceded more goals than they have scored. These might be the reason behind the departure of the center-backs. Even in the last match against Kerala Blasters, Enes conceded a red card.
Chennaiyin would be looking to give their team a fresh start leaving their terrible memories of the previous season. Changing the defending duo might change their fate too. However, there isn’t any genuine source backing this up.
Origins of Sabia and Sipovic
Enes Sipovic is a 30-year-old Bosnian footballer. Enes has won the Romanian Liga-1 in the 2011-2012 season with Otelul Galati. Sipovic has played in Belgium and Morocco too before joining Chennaiyin FC. Enes joined Chennaiyin in 2020 and has 18 appearances for them.
Eli Sabia Filho is a 32-year-old Brazilian center-back. Eli made his professional debut with Paulista in 2007 to Lausanne on loan. He again joined Paulista in 2009. Then Eli played for several other clubs in Brazil before joining Chennaiyin. Eli profoundly played for Chennaiyin whereby had a two-time contract with the initial contract was for 2016 and further playing from 2018 till now. Sabia has played 67 matches for Chennaiyin FC and has also scored two goals for them. He was appointed as the vice-captain for the 2020-21 season and initially became the captain on January 21. After their former captain had to leave the pitch due to an ankle injury.
Still, it is very unclear that the center-backs are going to leave or stay at Chennaiyin FC for future updates do follow us on Twitter.