7/10/2019 12:35:52 PM (GMT+3)

Durand Cup: Gokulam face Chennayin in Group D opener

Durand Cup: Gokulam face Chennayin in Group D opener

KOLKATA: Gokulam Kerala will play Chennayin FC in their opening fixture of the 129th Durand Cup.

Gokulam, who play all their matches in Siliguri from August 8 onward, are in Group D with Indian Super League club Chennayin FC, I-League club TRAU FC, and Air Force.

The club has also been busy in transfer market, completing the transfer of four players so far for the upcoming season.

Winger Malemnganba Meitei, goalkeeper Lalit Thapa, wing-back Ashok Singh have penned their deals with Gokulam Kerala FC. All the players have proved their mettle with I-League club NEROCA FC. 

The other player whose transfer has been completed is midfielder Lalromawia from second division team Chhinga Veng FC in Mizoram.

“We are going to announce more players, including foreigners in the coming week. There is also a strong contingent of Kerala players as we have promoted several of our reserve players, who have helped us to finish runner-up in the Kerala Premier League, to our squad,” Gokulam Kerala FC president VC Praveen said in a club statement.

“Durand Cup will be a perfect opportunity to all of the players to hone their skills before I-League. Several of the major clubs in the country are participating in the tournament and everyone covets the historical trophy. It would be an honour to play in the tournament,” he said.

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