Indian Super League (ISL) side Jamshedpur FC announced the departure of Nigerian forward Daniel Chima Chukwu through their social media handles on Tuesday.

Chukwu joined East Bengal FC during the 2021-22 ISL season, but his time with the Kolkata club wasn’t fruitful. In his 10 appearances with East Bengal FC, he managed to score only two goals.

The forward switched clubs during the winter transfer window and joined Jamshedpur FC, where he appeared as a completely different player under Owen Coyle. With the support of Greg Stewart, Chukwu was provided with ample opportunities and he capitalized on them. He played a pivotal role upfront, netting seven goals and providing one assist for the Men of Steel, leading Jamshedpur FC to end the season by lifting the ISL League Shield.

His performance earned him a two-year extension with the club. Although his subsequent seasons were not as prolific as his first, he still scored valuable goals for the team over the next two seasons.

Chukwu netted 11 goals and made three assists in the league during this period, including a hat-trick against Hyderabad FC in the latest season. Overall, he made 55 appearances for Jamshedpur FC during his two-and-a-half-year stint at the club, scoring 21 goals and providing four assists across all competitions. He leaves the club as their all-time leading goalscorer. 

Indian duo depart Bengaluru FC

Bengaluru FC bid farewell to two more Indian players on Tuesday, defender Robin Yadav and midfielder Amay Morajkar.

Right-back Yadav joined Bengaluru FC in 2018 from the Kolkata-based club United Sports. After progressing through the ranks of Bengaluru FC’s U18 and Reserves sides, Yadav was promoted to the senior squad for the 2023-24 season. Clocking 237 minutes, he featured in six league matches for the Blues.

Defensive midfielder Morajkar joined Bengaluru FC Reserves and Academy from the AIFF Elite Academy in 2016. After representing the Blues at various age levels, the 23-year-old made his professional debut in the AFC Cup in 2020 against Paro FC. He was promoted to the ISL squad that season and made eight appearances in the league. However, since then, he hasn’t made any further appearances for the senior team.