Odisha FC has extended the contract of Indian winger Jerry Mawihmingthanga. The 24-year-old footballer was in fine form in the previous edition of the Indian Super League. The winger from Mizoram provided five assists, the most by an Indian, in 17 games of the previous edition. In addition, he scored two goals as well.
Jerry has played 35 matches in two seasons for the Odisha FC, scoring four goals and providing 10 assists. He also grabbed the FPAI Young Player of the Year award for 2019-20. Earlier, he has also represented Hero ISL clubs, NorthEast United FC and Jamshedpur FC.
The development was confirmed by Odisha FC CEO Mr Rohan Sharma who heaped praises on Jerry.
"I honestly can’t put into words how happy I am Jerry is staying at the club. Since he’s arrived at the club he’s been an outstanding player and lights up the room whenever he’s around. I know family is very important to Jerry and my goal is for Odisha FC to keep being his home away from home until the day he retires from football after winning many trophies for both the club and the national team. I would like to thank Jerry and the Mawihmingthanga family for the constant support."
While the duration of the extended contract hasn’t been revealed, club President Mr Raj Athwal expressed his delight over Jerry staying with the club.
"We are delighted Jerry has committed his long term future to the club. He was one of the standout players last season and is integral to our ambitions of building a side competing for honours. There will be further exciting news being announced shortly which I am sure will delight our supporters,"
Jerry too was extremely happy after the deal and thanked the club for their continuous support.
"I am very happy that I will continue playing for Odisha FC. I have always enjoyed my time at the club and am looking forward to the same in my upcoming days with the team. I am extremely thankful to the club management for their continuous support and would want to make the club and its fans proud with some good performances in the future."