Deven Sawhney, CVL Remtluanga and Akshunna Tyagi called up for Hero ISL squad
Odisha FC youth team graduates Deven Sawhney, CVL Remtluanga (Chhangte junior) and Akshunna Tyagi have been selected in the main team for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) season.
20-year-old Delhi forward Akshunna had put up an impressive show in the 2019-20 season of the Hero Elite League (U1-8) by scoring 20 goals for OFC. On the other hand, Delhi defender Deven and Mizoram winger Chhangte Jr were trained at the Aspire Academy in Doha as a part of the Club’s partnership with the academy then. Lalhrezuala Sailung, another Odisha FC youth team product, had also made his professional debut last season and had scored his maiden goal as well.
Speaking about the players, Odisha FC’s U-18 Head Coach Sandeep Alhan commented, “I would like to congratulate Deven, Chhangte and Akshunna for getting selected in the senior team. As a coach, I am very happy and this is a very satisfactory moment for me as our three young boys are going to play at the senior (ISL) level. They have done well in the past few years with their commitment, sincerity and determination and they deserve this opportunity. I wish them good luck for the season.”