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ISL: Odisha FC confirm departures of Hector Ramirez & Liridon Krasniq ahead of new season

Arjun Singh Devgan
The ISL is the biggest football competition in India
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Indian Super League (ISL) side, Odisha FC on Wednesday confirmed the departures of defender, Hector Ramirez and midfielder, Liridon Krasniq from their foreign contingent ahead of the upcoming ISL season.

Ramirez who began his career with Spanish side, Levante joined the Odisha FC in the 2021-22 season in what was his first stint in the ISL. The Spaniard made 15 appearances for the Kalinga Warriors, where he contributed with 2 goals and 74 clearances.

The 34-year-old for his part took to social networking site, Twitter to thank the club and the fans in a farewell note.

"Time to say see you soon, Odisha FC. Personally, it has been one of the hardest seasons of my career due to being away from my family, but at the same time of the most enriching experiences. Despite being immersed in a "bubble competition", I managed to enjoy every moment and make the most of my time. Overcoming myself as a person and a player.

"Thanks to all the technical and medical staff, to my colleagues for helping me everyday and making me feel at home. Forgive me for my demand and anger but it is my way of seeing a profession that I am passionate about. For new challenges! We keep riding!!

Krasniq meanwhile also joined Odisha in the 2021-22 season of the ISL and despite making 16 appearances for the club, he did not deliver to his full potential and failed to make a long-lasting impact for his side.

Odisha FC have already announced numerous departures during the off-season. That includes Javi Hernandez, Gaurav Bora, Narender Gahlot, Daniel Lalhimupia, and Laishram Premjit Singh.