December 14, 2019

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Malabarians to play Blasters in KPL

Gokulam Kerala FC face Kerala Blasters in a high-octane opening match of the Kerala Premier League at EMS Corporation Stadium here on Sunday at 3.30 PM. Both the teams will field their reserve squads in the state’s premier competition.

The Malabarians are in the Group ‘A’ along with Blasters, Golden Thread FC, Kovalam FC and Luca Soccer FC. GKFC goalkeeper Satyajit Bordoloi will captain the team against Blasters.

Gokulam’s reserve team has already won two trophies – Independence Day Cup and Bodousa Cup – both held in Assam. They had also reached the quarterfinal of Sikkim Gold Cup and the final of the Mayor’s Cup held in Thiruvananthapuram.

“We have got a good team. The team has won two prestigious tournaments in their pre-season. We have been preparing for KPL well for the past three months. We hope we would be able to start with a winning note,” said Bino George, the technical director of Gokulam Kerala FC.

The entry for the match is free.

After the first match, Gokulam face Kovalam in away match on December 23 and followed by another away match against Luca FC on December 20. Malabarians face Golden Thread FC in their next home match in Kozhikode on January 11.

The squad of Malabarians for KPL is as follows:

Muhammed Nishad (GK), Satyajit Bordoloi (GK), Megraj Basumnatary (GK), Thahir Zaman, Mohammed Jasim, Vishal Kumar Ravindrakumar, Shabas Ahammed, Shihad N, Muhammed Shafeer, Beautin Antony, Immanuvel John Britto, Lalrinzuala Lalbiaknia, Muhammed Shafi C, Rajil S, Emil Benny, Bujair, Stephen Abeiku, Shibil Muhammed, Vishak MM, Jithin MS.

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