ISL: Kerala Blasters begin training with strict Covid protocols

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Kerala Blasters have started pre-season training.
Kerala Blasters players have assembled in a bio bubble to start the Indian Super League pre-season training. Photo Courtesy: Kerala Blasters.

Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters have started their pre-season training even as the State is battling with the rampant Covid-19 spread. The club players have got together at the Panampilly Nagar ground to gear up for the upcoming ISL season.

Squad will be trained under the Head Coach Ivan Vukomanović, and his team prior to Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22.

Adhering to the prerequisites of the pandemic period all the KBFC players will be in bio-bubble this season. The players have cleared their quarantine period, health check-ups, and have also received vaccines for a stronger and healthier kick start to the season, the club has stated in a Press release.

Kerala Blasters FC’s Head Coach, Ivan Vukomanović said, “We are excited to train this preseason in God’s own country. All of us are thrilled and well-set to let the flame rise. We look forward to an enthusiastic and rigorous training this season. We are also building the opportunities for organizing the best team for ISL 2021-22.”

The current pre-season squad includes the following players:

Goalkeepers: Albino Gomes, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Bilal Husain Khan, Muheet Shabir, and Sachin Suresh.

Defenders: Shahajas Thekkan, Sandeep Singh, Bijoy V, Abdul Hakku, Hormipam Ruivah, Jessel Carneiro, Sanjeev Stalin, and Denechandra Meitei.

Midfielders: Harmanjot Khabra, Jeakson Singh, Sukham Yoihenba Meitei, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Sahal Abdul Samad, Ayush Adhikari, Givson Singh, Rahul K P, Prasanth K, Naorem Mahesh, Seityasen Singh, Vincy Barretto, and Anil Gaonkar.

Forwards: V S Sreekuttan and Subha Ghosh.

In addition to the above, Adrián Nicolás Luna Retamar and Enes Sipović along with the remaining foreign players will soon be joining the team post their quarantine, and necessary health check-ups in the coming weeks for a full-fledged training.