Chennai: Two-time ISL champions Chennaiyin FC today announce that Slovakian center forward Jakub Sylvestr has joined on a free transfer for the 2020-21 season.
The 31-year-old former Slovakia international joins CFC from the Israel top flight after the expiry of his contract at Hapoel Haifa FC.
Sylvestr is set to become the first player from Slovakia to feature in the Indian Super League, a CFC release said.
“I am really excited about signing for CFC and coming to India for the first time. This is quite a new adventure for me – new continent, new family, new way of life living in the bubble and playing football”, Jakub said.
“I am really looking forward to being with the team in Goa very soon. I will put my best foot forward to help the team succeed,” he said.
“Jakub (Sylvestr) will add necessary attacking impetus to our squad. He has been in good goalscoring form especially over the past few years, and I am certain he will carry that touch with him to India”, CFC head coach Csaba László said as Jakub became the club’s seventh and final overseas player for the 2020-21 campaign.