ATK ropes in Sesa Academy skipper Chavan for developmental squad

Defender Anil Chavan is the second player from Sesa FA after Denzil Franco to join the Kolkata franchise.

Anil Chavan (L) scored two goals and registered five assists for Sesa FA in his 12 appearances during the league.   -  Twitter/@VedantaFootball

Former ISL champion ATK has signed Goa-based Sesa Football Academy’s captain Anil Chavan, who will join its developmental squad.

The 20-year-old defender is the second player from Sesa FA after Denzil Franco to join the Kolkata franchise.

“We have signed Chavan as a promising asset owing to his strong credentials and past performances. We see a bright future for him ahead,” head coach of ATK reserves Deggie Cardozo said.

Chavan led Sesa FA squad to a promotion to the Goa Pro League by delivering a stellar performance in the GFA First Division League last season.

A versatile defender, he scored two goals and registered five assists for Sesa FA in his 12 appearances during the league.

Congratulating Chavan, Sesa FA president Annanya Agarwal said, “He was always one of the brightest stars and I am proud of him achieving this significant milestone in his life.”

“It is our aim at Sesa FA to nurture talented footballers at a young age and we will continue to produce more players like Chavan.”