On Wednesday, Chennaiyin FC confirmed that Chennai-born BY Revanth has been promoted from the Chennaiyin FC B team to the senior team and will be joining the club’s Indian Super League (ISL), 2020-21 squad, in Goa as the stipulated fourth goalkeeper.
21-year-old Revanth is a talent unearthed by Syed Sabir Pasha, the club’s Assistant Coach and Technical Director of Youth Development. Having impressed during his two seasons with the club’s B team, Revanth now receives the opportunity of training and improving with the senior team in Goa. An agile shot-stopper who is also comfortable with the ball at his feet, Revanth has trained with the senior team for a short spell in the past, ahead of the 2019 AFC Cup campaign.
With the addition of Balaji, Nawab and Revanth, the Chennaiyin roster for the new season comprises 21 domestic and seven overseas players. Furthermore, it also takes the number of developmental players (born on or after January 1, 2000) to seven.
“The inclusion of young blood in our team is imperative. Nurturing and promoting budding Indian talents is as much of a priority for us, as is winning matches and trophies. I am delighted to welcome Revanth to our ranks and I wish to see them don the Chennaiyin FC colours with pride very soon,” said Chennaiyin FC Head Coach Csaba Laszlo who arrived in Goa last week.