Isaac Chansa signed by Shillong Lajong FC and North East United FC


Indian Super League side North East Football Club and i-League's Shillong Lajong FC have signed Zambian International and African Cup of Nations 2012 Winner, Isaac Chansa.

The club has also confirmed, Cornell Glen will be joining the North East United ranks. Both Cornell Glen & Isaac Chansa were cleared by ISL organising committee to be the designated International players for North East United.

Isaac Chansa joins North East United FC and SLFC
Zambian International Isaac Chansa have joined
North East Football Club
 and Shillong Lajong FC
Chansa a key member of the 2012 African Cup of Nations winning  Zambian side, last played for Zambian Premier League club side Zanaco FC last season before making his move to North East of India. He has also featured previously for clubs such as Helsingborgs IF in the Swedish Top Division and Orlando Pirates in the South African Premier Soccer League. Chinese Super League Side Henan Jianye FC secured his services from Orlando Pirates in 2012 for a total deal value worth a little over $1 Million. He was also part of the Zambian side that took on Japan in the Pre-World Cup 2014 International Friendly in USA.

Chansa whose natural position is in Centre Midfield was quoted saying “I am happy and look forward to this new challenge. I will do my best to contribute in the team’s success in any way I can and repay the faith shown in me by the team management.”

Cornell Glen - North East United FC
Cornell Glen also joins ISL side North East United FC
Meanwhile 2006 World Cupper and Trinidad & Tobago’s 5th highest goal scorer ever; Cornell Glen, will also be playing for North East United FC in the Indian Super League. Cornell who scored 13 goals for Shillong Lajong FC in the 2013-14 I-League season, was the only international player from the I-League to have got a go ahead from the League Organising Committee to play in the ISL. With bags of experience including that of playing in the MLS teams Cornell will bring an edge to the North East United forward line.

Speaking on the occasion, John Abraham, co-owner of North East United & Lajong FC said: “To get an African Cup of Nations Winner & a World Cupper brings in a lot of experience and competitive edge to the team. We are happy to have secured their services and looking forward to having them play for the teams.”

Larsing ‘Ming’ Sawyan Managing Director Lajong FC said “Both Cornell & Chansa are proven performers who have competed at the highest levels. We are happy to have these accomplished and technically gifted players playing alongside our local boys.”

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