The 25-year-old appeared 26 times for Chennaiyin FC in the previous two seasons in ISL.
Mumbai City have confirmed the signing of defender Tondonba Singh. The 25-year-old left-back joins the Islanders ahead of the 2020/21 season on a two-year contract.
Having started his youth career at Neroca FC, Singh made the switch to senior football with the Manipuri club. He went on to feature for them in a successful I-League 2nd Division campaign in 2016/17, and impressed in Neroca’s debut I-League season as he went on to play every minute of their 2017/18 campaign. The following season, Tondonba moved to ISL side Chennaiyin FC and made 26 appearances across all competitions over two seasons for the Chennai outfit.
Tondonba Singh said, “This is a new chapter in my career that I’m eager to begin and I am delighted to be here. I’ve been playing in the ISL for two seasons now and to be a part of a project like Mumbai City’s is in line with my ambitions as a footballer. Coming here is certainly going to help me grow and develop as a player and a person and I can’t wait to give my best for the club and win games with Mumbai City.”
Head coach Sergio Lobera said, “Tondonba is a tenacious and a talented footballer. He is a proven performer in the ISL and he has qualities that can add a lot to our squad. He has been a part of successful teams in the past and we’re confident he can contribute positively at Mumbai City.”
The Islanders have already announced the signing of a host of foreign players including former FC Goa stars Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh and Mourtada Fall. Apart from that, they have also brought in former Kerala Blasters and NorthEast United ace Bartholomew Ogbeche. In terms of the domestic signings, Tondonba Singh adds to the list of players like Mandar Rao Dessai, Mehtab Singh, Phurba Lachenpa and others. It will be interesting to see how the team lines up under Lobera next season.