KATHMANDU, April 7: Nepali national team midfielder Rohit Chand has signed a contract with Indonesian club Persija Jakarta on Friday for the second time. The 26-year-old midfielder-cum-defender, who was with the same club from 2013 to 2015, has signed a new contract that will run out in January 2018.
However, the signing amount and the wages with the first-tier Indonesian club has not been disclosed.
Rohit, who was sidelined for eight months due to knee injury while playing with Malaysian T-Team Football Club last year, made a comeback from the 15th Aaha-Rara Gold Cup held in Pokhara from January 17 to 28.
Rohit had travelled to Indonesian capital on Tuesday to attend the trial with Persija. He had played full 90 minutes with the club in its friendly match against Indonesia U-22 a day later which ended in a goalless draw.
After the trial, Persija’s Brazilian head coach Stefano Cugurra decided to sign Rohit as his third foreign player for the new season.
Rohit has won 46 caps for the national team. He had made his debut at the age of 17 in 2010 during the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers held in Kathmandu against Palestine. Before leaving for Indonesia, Rohit won Aaha-Rara Gold Cup and Jhapa Gold Cup with Manang Marsyangdi Club this season.