Mumbai City FC confirmed the addition of the Indian duo Lalchhuanmawai Fanai and Udanta Singh for the third season of Indian Super League (ISL) 2016.
The left-back has been retained for ISL 2016. Hailing from the village of Lengpui in the state of Mizoram, Fanai made his debut with Shillong Lajong where he remained for two seasons before joining Bengaluru FC.
He had an incredible season with I-League outfit, winning the Federation Cup in 2015, placing second in the I- League for the 2014/15 season and then going on to become a part of the squad that won the I- League last ter,.
Joining his Bengaluru FC teammate at Mumbai City is 20-year-old striker, Singh. Starting his football career at the tender age of 14 at the Tata Football Academy, he came up the ranks and represented his academy at the Darjeeling Gold Cup and Saras Gold Cup.
Mumbai City's CEO Indranil Das Blah was delighted to add the duo their squad for the third season of the ISL.
"We are elated to announce the signing of Fanai and Udanta. Fanai proved his mettle last season as well, and we're glad to have him back with us. Udanta had a great season in the I-League and is one of the most promising players in the country right now," he explained.
"His continued inclusion in the National Squad at such a young age is a testament to that. We are sure they're going to play a big part in the upcoming season."
On being retained by Mumbai City FC, Lalchhuanmawai Fanai said, "It is great to be back in Mumbai. The results weren't the best last season, but the fans of the city were always backing us. I hope I can play my part to give them a better season this time around."