I League champions Chennai City FC have extended the contract of Ajith Kumar, keeping him in the club till 2022.
Akbar Nawas and Chennai City FC signed him when he impressed them in a trial. Ajith Kumar was a left midfielder initially. But Chennai City FC head coach Akbar Nawas made him a left wingback. Ajith enjoyed lot of success when he played at that position. He was one of the most impressing fullback in the I League 2018-19.
Ajith impressed everyone with his box to box abilities. He made some very good overlapping runs from the left flank. He formed a good partnership with Spaniard Nestor Gordillo. He impressed everyone offensively but wasn’t that comfortable defensively. But the youngster has the potential to become one of the best wingback in the country.
Gaurav Bora returned to his parent Club FC Pune City and then signed for Delhi Dynamos. Edwin Sydney signed for Chennaiyin FC. Bora and Sydney were one of the best performers for Chennai City FC but the club failed to retain them. But they have successfully extended the contract of Sandro, Manzi, Eslava and now Ajith Kumar. They also signed Katsumi Yusa from Mohun Bagan.