Dhanpal Ganesh signs new long-term contract with Chennaiyin FC

Chennaiyin FC midfielder Dhanpal Ganesh has signed a new three-year contract with the club, keeping him with the two-time Indian Super League champions till May 2022.

"I am delighted to have renewed my contract with my home club. Chennaiyin FC have showed tremendous faith in me despite my knee injury, and I cannot wait to get back to the pitch and repay that faith," Ganesh said.

"This season has not gone to plan yet, however we will focus ahead and aim to bounce back stronger in 2019 with plenty to play for including our historic AFC Cup campaign," said Ganesh.

Ganesh was a pivotal figure in CFC's 2017-18 title-winning side, making 17 appearances and scoring two crucial goals. The hard-tackling central midfielder aided the backline formidably and helped them keep eight clean sheets enroute the ISL title.

Ganesh has seven international caps to his name and he featured regularly in Indian national team head coach Stephen Constantine's plans in the road to the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

Ganesh is currently out with a knee injury suffered during pre-season but is set to feature in the New Year.