Bhutan forward Chencho Gyeltshen is all set to join Chittagong Abahani ahead of the second leg of the Bangladesh Premier League, the Bhutan forward confirmed on Monday morning.
The 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan in Thailand's second tier after being signed by premier league outfit Buriram United, said he will arrive in Bangladesh within the week to join Chittagong Abahani.
“I was contacted by Chittagong Abahani's Serbian coach [former coach Jozef Pavlik] and decided to join the club, who are one of the best in Bangladesh,” Chencho said. “As I want to play in different leagues, I hope to do well in Bangladesh. I will be coming by the 15th of this month.”
Chencho, affectionately known as CG7 for the similarities of his playing style to that of Cristiano Ronaldo, added to his growing reputation as one of the best forwards in South Asia by helping Bhutan seal a final round qualification spot for the 2019 Asian Cup with a brace in their 3-1 win over Bangladesh on Monday night.
Already the highest scorer for the Himalayan Kingdom with 9 goals in 23 matches, Chencho is expected to add valuable firepower to big-spenders Chittagong Abahani, who are currently in third position on the league table, just one point behind joint leaders Rahmatganj MFS and Sheikh Jamal DC with two rounds remaining in the first leg.
Shakil Mahmud Chowdhury, football manger of Chittagong Abahani, confirmed in Dhaka that Chencho will play for Chittagong Abahani from the second leg of the ongoing professional football league.