I-League: Dika renews East Bengal contract

In a process of team rebuilding, East Bengal has already renewed contracts with Brandon Vanlalremdika and Borja Gomez since the I-League season ended.

Bazie Armand (13) closes down Lalrindika Ralte (20) during an I-League match between East Bengal and Real Kashmir.   -  Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

I-League runner-up East Bengal on Wednesday announced the extension of key midfielder Lalrindika Ralte's contract by two seasons.

Popularly known as Dika, the 26-year-old Mizoram footballer has been a vital cog in East Bengal midfield. He had two assists in the I-League as the red-and-gold finished one-point behind Chennai City FC to settle for the second spot.

After signing the contract extension, Dika said he is “delighted to play under the able coaching and guidance of coach Alejandro Menendez“ and expressed his happiness in continuing with the team.

“I’m looking forward to a stellar season ahead,” he said.

In a process of team rebuilding, East Bengal has already renewed contracts with Brandon Vanlalremdika and Spanish defender Borja Gomez.

East Bengal is eyeing to be part of the Indian Super League next season if the terms of bidding for it are financially acceptable.

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