Mizo Sniper Jeje Lalpekhlua leaves Chennaiyin FC after six seasons

India forward Jeje Lalpekhlua had bid adieu to Chennaiyin FC on September 8 after spending six seasons with the Chennai-based Indian Super League (ISL) side.

After his announcement on social media, there are speculations about his next destination.

Many suggest the Mizo Sniper might join Kolkata giant East Bengal which is expected to make their debut in the ISL this year.

“I would firstly like to thank each and every one of you, for the outstanding support you give us all at Chennaiyin FC. This is the club that gave me my first steps into the Indian Super League and it is because of this club that I am who I am today,” Jeje said in the post.

He continued: “I will never forget the support Vita Dani and Abhishek Bachchan have given us through all the ups and downs during our 6 seasons. It was a great feeling to win the trophy twice with the team. A big thank you to every manager I played under and each and every player I played alongside. I did wish I could play another match for Chennaiyin FC as I missed the last season but it is not to be”.

In the six years with Chennaiyin FC, Jeje has played 69 matches, scoring 23 goals and making seven assists. He has won two ISL trophies with the club in the year 2015 and 2017-18.

He also appreciated the fan groups – Supermachans and BSB – saying they are the lifeblood of the team. “I hope we can meet once again. Thank you all, it was an honour! See you soon,” Jeje added.

The 29-year-old forward missed the last season due to a knee operation.

Now, many hinted that he might don the jersey of Red and Gold for the forthcoming season which starts from November 21.

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