Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 15h00

Ivan Chishkala bolsters the squad

Futsal

The Russian international is 24 years old and arrives from Gazprom Ugra to join SL Benfica's futsal team.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica informs that it has reached an agreement for the signing of the futsal player Ivan Chishkala, a Russian international that usually plays as winger/pivot.

With a Champions League, two Russian Championships, and four Russian Cups, Ivan Chishkala arrives at Benfica as one of the most prominent futsal figures in Russia. After nine seasons at Gazprom Ugra, the athlete chose the eagles for his first adventure abroad.

Ivan Chishkala

"I am very happy to join Benfica and be part of the Benfiquista family. It's a new experience and a great challenge. I always wanted to test myself in a foreign championship and I'm very grateful to Benfica for giving me this opportunity", he stressed. 

Ivan Chishkala

Chishkala, 24, also left a message for the Benfica fans. "I'm very motivated and I'll do my best so we can win together. I will train hard and do my best on the court. I won't let you down and I hope you'll accept me as another member of the Benfiquista Family!", finished the winger /pivot. 

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