The Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Chennaiyin FC has signed young midfielder Sweden Fernandes which is also their first signing for the 2023-24 season.
Fernandes, 23, from Goa joined the Marina Machans on a multi-year deal after promising performances at Neroca FC last season on loan from Hyderabad FC as he netted three goals and one assist in 15 matches for the I-League outfit.
The winger’s signing underlines Chennaiyin FC’s commitment towards nurturing and developing young Indian talent.
Fernandes is a popular name in the Goan football circuit having turned up for the youth teams of FC Goa, Dempo SC and Sporting Club de Goa and also played in three Durand Cup matches for Hyderabad FC last year.
“I’m very happy to be here and thankful to the club for giving me this opportunity to prove myself. I’m ready to give my all and I can’t wait to play in front of the Chennaiyin FC faithful,” Fernandes expressed his excitement on joining Chennaiyin FC.