Two times Indian Super League champions Chennaiyin FC have signed a two years contract extension with Rahim Ali. The new contact will extend his stay at the club till the 2023 season.
Rahim has played 22 fixtures for the Chennaiyin during his two years of stay at the club, finding back of the nets twice.
The 21 years old from West Bengal is an AIFF Elite Academy player. Starting his football career at Mohun Bagan Academy at the age of 13 years. Later I-League club Indian Arrows, a developmental club of AIFF that plays in I-League signed Rahim in 2017.
Meanwhile, he made his professional debut against Chennai City that ended 3-0 in favor of the Indian Arrows. In his two years at the club, he featured in 30 fixtures.
“I am really excited to continue my journey and learning with Chennaiyin FC. I feel really good, having extended my stay at the club. I am looking forward to getting back on the pitch in CFC colours. The last season in Goa was one of immense experience and exposure. I am really grateful for the opportunities I have received; that I got a chance to prove myself,”– Rahim said after signing the extension contract
The Marina Machans signed the young striker in May 2019, that year he played only 6 matches. However, last season head coach Csaba László provided him with enough chances to showcase his skills. The young striker clocked 1044 minutes in 16 matches and scored two goals for the club.
Above all, the revised guidelines in ISL can help him get more playing time and improve his gameplay in the upcoming season.
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