Kerala Blasters FC today announced the three-year extension of their left-back Denechandra Meitei. The 27-year-old hails from Manipur and was part of the squad playing in season seven of the Indian Super League (ISL). He had joined Kerala Blasters FC on August 5, 2020 from TRAU FC and has since gone onto make six appearances for the club.
Denechandra, who started his football career at the age of 10 playing at a local stadium, got his first taste of professional football with the Manipur football team in the youth nationals. Following brief stints at Mohun Bagan AC and the Sambalpur Football Academy in Odisha, he joined the Pune FC Academy with whom he won the U-19 I-League twice. Denechandra later featured regularly for I-League teams Churchill Brothers, NEROCA and TRAU before joining the Kerala Blasters.
“I had a very good experience with Kerala Blasters in my first season despite the difficult conditions. I am sure we will have a much-improved season next year and I am very happy to have extended my contract with the club. Looking forward to meeting the great fan base of the club soon! Stay safe at home,” said Denechandra Meitei.
“Denechandra is physically strong, a solid player for ISL. He needs to improve some angles in his game but he showed a lot of potential last season. I want him to keep wishing to improve and we are here to support him through his journey,” said Karolis Skinkys, Sporting Director, Kerala Blasters FC.