Midfielders Souvik, Lewis to play for Delhi Dynamos
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos on Tuesday announced the contract renewal of midfielder Souvik Chakraborty and the signing of Kean Lewis for the 2016 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament.
With Mohun Bagan, Souvik won the I-League in 2015, and the Federation Cup in 2016. He has been a force to reckon with in the midfield with his energy and athleticism.
He has played with Delhi Dynamos for two editions of the ISL, and under the tutelage of greats like Alessandro del Piero and Roberto Carlos he has evolved into a more creative player with the ability to press high up the field when needed.
Dynamos assistant coach Shakti Chauhan said: "We are very pleased to continue our association with Souvik. Even at such a young age he is one of the best performing Indian seniors and an indispensable part of the DDFC squad.
"We look forward to seeing him shine this season like he did in the previous two."
Joining Souvik in Dynamos is his Mohun Bagan midfield partner Lewis. Born in Patlipada in Maharashtra, Lewis was invited to Leicester City at the age of 14. The TATA Football academy graduate moved to the United States in 2010, where he played for the under-23 side of the Houston Dynamos.
Since signing with Mohun Bagan in July 2015, Lewis has managed to impress football fans and critics alike. This will be his first ISL experience and Kean is keen to excel.
"I am glad to join the Delhi Dynamos ranks and I would like to thank the club for giving me the opportunity to showcase my skills in ISL," Lewis said.
I am hoping for a lot of support from the club and the fans."
Dynamos chief technical officer Vishnu Madhu is very upbeat about bringing this dynamic duo to Delhi.
"We had to move very fast to pick Kean and Souvik up -- they were always on our priority list and we are happy that we managed to sign them.
"We are hopeful that they will have a terrific season and win the hearts of all Dynamos fans."