Daniel Chima has agreed on all terms to sign for Jamshedpur FC for the remainder of the Indian Super League season. He replaces Nerijus Valskis for the Red Miners who left for Chennaiyin FC a week earlier.
Chima signed for SC East Bengal for the 2021/22 season and scored 2 goals in 11 appearances for the Red and Gold brigade. The Nigerian scored both his goals in a frenzied 6-4 loss against Odisha FC. In January, the striker was released by the club citing personal reasons.
“Nerijus Valskis was keen on his move to Chennaiyin FC and it happened as expected. Jamshedpur looked for other options and Chima being released by SC East Bengal came in as an option. The club was keen to sign one former ISL striker but couldn’t match his demands (Not Ferran Corominas).
“The club is on the verge to complete all official formalities,” said a source who tracked the development closely.
The 30-year old started his career at Norwegian outfit Molde before playing in China and Poland for Shanghai Shenxin and Legia Warsaw respectively. His best personal season came for the Chinese club, Heilongjang FC, where he scored 15 goals in 23 appearances.
Despite often being rusty and slow, Chima has often shown signs of his strength and sharp movements for SC East Bengal. He will be looking to find his goalscoring boots under Owen Coyle as he will receive excellent service from Greg Stewart, one of the standout players in the league this season.
Jamshedpur follow some other clubs who have opted to sign foreigners from inside the bubble, to prevent any scares of COVID-19.
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