1/13/2019 1:08:49 PM (GMT+3)

Former Aizawl, NEROCA coach joins Gokulam Kerala

Former Aizawl, NEROCA coach joins Gokulam Kerala

KOZHIKODE, Kerala: Former Aizawl FC and NEROCA FC coach Gift Raikhan has been appointed as the technical director of Gokulam Kerala FC on Saturday.

The experienced coach will oversee the overall sporting activities at the club.

“It is a privilege to work with Gokulam Kerala FC. Kerala is a football-loving state like Manipur and this will be a new challenge for me. I hope we could build a strong team from the state. The club is good and they have a good setup. Their facilities are really good. As technical director I want to help the club fly high,” said Raikhan.

Raikhan led NEROCA FC to the top fight from the I-League second division and helped them finish second in 2017-18 season. He then joined Aizawl FC, but ended the contract mutually before joining Gokulam Kerala FC. 

A former player with Churchill Brothers, Vasco FC, HAL and Pune FC, Raikhan began his coaching career with Pune FC youth team. He soon became the assistant coach of the first team and later joined NEROCA FC.

“We are really happy to have Raikhan. He has a good track record and will help us to scale new heights, especially in player development. I wish him all the success,” said Gokulam Kerala FC president VC Praveen.

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