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Chennaiyin FC sign Bosnian defender Enes Sipović

Chennaiyin FC sign Bosnian defender Enes Sipović
Enes Sipović | Picture: RSBFoot

Chennaiyin FC have signed 30-year-old Bosnian defender Enes Sipović on a one-year deal ahead of the 2020-21 Indian Super League.

Born in Sarajevo, the six foot five inch centre-back spent his formative years at the academy of local club FK Željezničar Sarajevo. He turned pro with Romanian club Oțelul Galați in 2009 and helped them to the top-tier Liga I title in the 2010-11 season.

Sipović left Oțelul Galați in early 2015 and over the next few years played club football in Belgium and Morocco before returning to his hometown club FK Željezničar Sarajevo in 2019 for a brief period.

Last season, Enes was at Qatari top division club Umm Salal SC – from where he joins Chennaiyin FC.

Sipović will be first Bosnian player to feature in the ISL.

Enes (Sipović) has all the qualities to succeed at CFC and in the ISL. He is an imposing presence in the air with his height and is extremely comfortable with the ball at his feet.

I am sure he will strike a great partnership with Eli Sabiá in defence and will be the perfect addition to our squad in terms of guiding our Indian defenders as well.

He has experience of playing in Asia, specifically in more extreme conditions like in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which I am certain will hold him in good stead in India.

Csaba László, Head Coach, Chennaiyin FC.

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