Bengaluru FC have announced that the club has agreed to a loan deal which will see forward player Chencho Gyeltshen join I-League side Neroca FC until the end of the season. Also Read - ISL 2020 Match Report: NorthEast United Hold Kerala Blasters to 2-2 Draw After Late Strike From Idrissa Sylla
The report comes just hours after the Bhutanese international scored to help his side secure a hard-fought 2-1 win over NorthEast United FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday night. Also Read - 'Childhood Hero' Diego Maradona Inspired me to Take up Football: Bhaichung Bhutia
Chencho had joined Bengaluru from Minerva Punjab FC at the beginning of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2018-19 season. Despite failing to get a lot of game time in the initial stages of the campaign, an injury to star striker Miku paved the way for Chencho to play a part in Carles Cuadrat’s setup. Also Read - ISL 2020-21: Igor Angulo's brace helps FC Goa hold Bengaluru FC to 2-2 draw
He made 9 appearances for Bengaluru this season, mostly from the bench, and pitched in with two very important goals. Incidentally, both his goals came against NorthEast in two different matches.
In Bengaluru’s away tie against the Highlanders back in December, Chencho came off the bench to rescue a point for his team with a spectacular late equaliser in Guwahati. In the reverse fixture on Wednesday, the 22-year-old came on as a substitute to haunt the Highlanders once more, as his 71st-minute strike eventually sealed a tough victory for Bengaluru.
Bengaluru FC has got less than 24 hours to sign the replacement for Chencho as after that, the January transfer window would be shut down.