Ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24), Odisha FC have announced the departure of four more players from their squad which includes goalkeeper Dylan D’Silva, defender Sebastian Thangmuansang, midfielder Osama Malik and former captain Vinit Rai.
Among them, only Malik featured for Odisha FC during the ISL 2022-23 campaign, while the others spent their time with other clubs on loan.
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The Australian midfielder, who joined the Juggernauts in the summer transfer window, primarily played alongside captain Carlos Delgado in the centre-back position. He accumulated a total of 1102 minutes in 15 games in the ISL. The 32-year-old quickly showcased his skills in the defence, making 21 tackles, 32 clearances, 9 blocks, and 14 interceptions.
Former captain Rai bid farewell to the club after six long years. The central midfielder was a constant presence at the heart of Odisha’s midfield until January 2022, when he joined Mumbai City FC on loan. The 25-year-old made 70 appearances for the Juggernauts during his time with the club, scoring one goal. Rai spent the entire 2022-23 season on loan at MCFC, accumulating 453 minutes of playing time across 11 games and scoring two goals.