Chennaiyin FC retain Bernard Mendy
<g data-gr-id="19">Chennaiyin</g> FC have retained French defender Bernard Mendy for the second season of the Hero Indian Super League football.
Mendy was undoubtedly one of the best foreign players of the 2014 ISL and his bicycle kick strike in the home win over Kerala Blasters was one of the goals of the tournament.
Primarily a defender, the former PSG player was used in different positions at <g data-gr-id="24">Chennaiyin</g> FC last year and he also made contributions going forward. The Frenchman made 13 appearances for CFC in the inaugural ISL and his consistency also saw him earn a place in the team of the tournament.
The <g data-gr-id="18">34 year-old</g> also captained <g data-gr-id="16">Chennaiyin</g> FC in five matches and became a real fan favourite among the <g data-gr-id="17">Chennaiyin</g> FC supporters, especially at the Marina Arena in Chennai.
Mendy, who has been capped four times for France at senior international level, was playing for AEL Limassol in the top tier of Cyprus after ISL 2014. <g data-gr-id="22">Chennaiyin</g> FC manager Marco Materazzi said, “We are delighted to have retained Mendy for the second edition of the Hero Indian Super League. Mendy is a leader both on and off the pitch and provides us immense strength and quality. His experience and technical quality <g data-gr-id="25">makes</g> him an important player.”