Chennai City FC signs up Aussie goalkeeper Jerrad Tyson

The team owner Rohit Ramesh said that Tyson’s experience would benefit the squad.

I-League team Chennai City Football Club has signed up Australian goalkeeper Jerrad Tyson on a long-term contract.


The 28-year old shot-stopper was with Australian A-League team Western Sydney Wanderers before being by released by it in April 2018.

The team owner Rohit Ramesh said that Tyson’s experience would benefit the squad. “His experience should help us. Last season, we had problems at the back but looking to rectify it this season with him coming on board,” Ramesh added.

Meanwhile, CCFC head coach Mohammed Akbar Nawas said that Tyson has good experience in Australia and believed he would bring about “a winning mentality” to the team.

READ: ISL: Delhi Dynamos signs striker Daniel Lahlimpuia

“Tyson has very good experience in Australia and has turned out in the A-League as well. His strong character is essential for us, both on and off the pitch. I believe he will bring about a strong winning mentality to the team,” the coach said.

The Singapore-based coach said that the team was happy with the players that had been picked, adding that he was looking forward to the start of training in mid-July.

“Players-wise, we are happy with what we have picked up and awaiting one more European signing, which is currently work in progress, Akbar, who took over from V. Soundararajan, said.

Chennai City FC had narrowly avoided relegation in the 2017-’18 season.

Support Sportstar

Dear Reader,

Support our journalism — where text and pictures intermingle so seamlessly — and help us scale up your experience as the world changes around us. Your contribution is vital to our brand of uninfluenced, boots-on-the-ground reportage that’s worth your while. Clickbait sensationalism is not for us, but editorial independence is — we owe it to you.

  Dugout videos