ISL: Francisco, Rafi renew CFC contracts

By NT Bureau Published on Apr 12, 2018 04:31 PM IST

Chennai: Two members of Chennaiyin FC's title-winning wheel, Francisco Fernandes and Mohammed Rafi, have renewed their contract with the Indian Super League (ISL) southern franchise by one year each.

Head coach John Gregory stressed on the importance of retaining the two experienced players.

"Keeping the core of our side intact from last season is of paramount importance," he said in a statement.

Francisco, 32, was picked by Chennaiyin in last season’s player draft despite undergoing an ankle surgery. The nippy winger from south Goa repaid the faith shown in him by proving to be a versatile and ever-present force in what was a campaign to remember.

He notched 17 appearances and scored one goal last season, but more importantly was efficient in whatever position he was deployed in.