Wednesday 28 September 2016

Irish international gives a snapshot to life as a footballer in Indian Super League

Published 30/11/2015 | 08:23

Darren O'Dea in action for Ireland
Darren O'Dea in action for Ireland
Ireland's Darren O'Dea

Irish international Darren O'Dea is still finding his feet as a player for Mumbai City in the Indian Super League and a took to social media to illustrate the cultural nuances he is getting used to.

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The former Celtic defender was signed by Mumbai manager Nicolas Anelka and made his debut last month after spending the second half of last season at Blackpool.

The 20-cap international is no stranger to life outside British football, having played for Toronto FC and Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine, where his contract was cut short due to rising tensions in the country last year.

O'Dea posted a tweet to show how a maintenance issue was fixed in a Chennai hotel.

"Hotel in Chennai, India. Couldn't find the switch to turn room light off! Maintenance arrives and just takes the bulb out of the socket," he wrote.

O'Dea's last international appearance was against Wales in 2013.

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