Kathmandu, March 30
Machhindra FC have signed Bhutanese captain and superstar Chencho Gyeltshen for the ongoing Martyrs Memorial A Division League.
The 26-year-old signed an agreement with the league champions when he was in Kathmandu with the Bhutan national team to take part in the Prime Minister’s Three Nations Cup.
“All process has been fulfilled and we will officially unveil him on Sunday,” said Nabin Chitrakar, football agent and former Executive Committee member of Machhindra FC. “I have tried to get him to Nepal for quite some time and finally we have him here.”
This is the first time a Nepali club signed a captain of a national team. Often compared to the global icon Cristiano Ronaldo, Chencho Gyeltshen is called the Bhutanese Ronaldo by fans.
Gyeltshen has played in the Indian Super League and the I-League and has even played in Thailand.
With the signing of Gyeltshen, Machhindra hope to move up the table. They have won only one of their five games and are currently languishing in the 11th spot thanks to most of their first-team players, including Sujal Shrestha, leaving for Australia.
The sixth round of the A Division League will start on April 3.
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