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ISL 2017: "Hoping to return to India soon," says former Chennaiyin FC and Delhi Dynamos star John Arne Riise

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2.25K   //    29 Dec 2017, 18:16 IST

John Arne Riise (right)
John Arne Riise (right)

Chennaiyin FC recorded their fifth win of the season at Jamshedpur on Thursday, creating a four-point clear lead on the points table in the ongoing Hero ISL.

With 16 points, Chennaiyin have earned bragging rights to usher the new year 2018 as the sole leader on the board.

While the southern club will undertake a long 13-hour journey back home, far away in the US, former Liverpool star from Norway John Arne Riise has joined in the celebration of Chennayin FC’s success.

“Well done mate!! Calm penalty,” Riise congratulated Jeje through twitter for his 41st minute match-winning goal, admiring the Mizo snipper’s penalty conversion. 

John Riise who was part of the Chennayin FC set up in the last ISL edition claimed he has been watching every game of his former club and expressed his desire to return to India soon in a ‘coaching’ role.

“I follow every game of course. Will be there soon as a coach I hope,” Riise said on social media.

Meanwhile, Jeje with 17 goals in ISL, has now equalled the record held by Stiven Mendoza as the all-time highest scorer for Chennaiyin FC.

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