Everything you need to know about Kerala Blasters’ plans for the preseason …
The Indian Super League (ISL) club, Kerala Blasters, want to prescribe the story of a return to the disappointing 2020-21 season that saw them finish tenth in the standings.
Former Mohun Bagan boss Kibu Vicuna has been sacked after the club did not qualify for the knockout rounds and struggled to register victories on the board.
The club replaced VIcuna with Serbian head coach Ivan Vukomanovic, who will improve the Yellow Army squad and field results in the upcoming ISL season 2021-22.
Kerala Blasters will start preparing for the preseason on July 30th. Ivan Vukomanovic, coaching staff and players, will arrive in Kochi to start the first stages of their pre-season before flying abroad to complete the rest of their pre-season training season.
The one-month training camp will allow players to complete their vaccinations and medical examinations before focusing on physical conditioning.
Vukomanovic will give the first team exposure to at least 6 academy players, 4 of whom come from Kerala.
Reserve team players Sachin Suresh, Sreekuttan USA, Shahajahas Thekkan, Bijoy V, Sukham Yoihenba Meitei and Anil Gaonkar are all in line for playing time in the Blaster’s preseason friendly matches.
As he prepares the team for the new season, Purpose offers you everything you need to know about Kerala Blasters’ plans for the preseason.
Kerala Blasters matches and pre-season results
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Which players are involved in Kerala Blasters’ preseason?
GOALKEEPERS: Albino Gomes, Bilal Khan, Prabsukhan Gill, Muheet Shabir, Sachin Suresh.
DEFENDERS: Shahajas Thekkan, Sandeep Singh, Bijioy V, Abdul Hakku, Hormipam Ruivah, Jessel Carneiro, Sanjeev Stalin, Denechandra Meitei, Nishu Kumar.
MEDIATORS: Harmanjot Khabra, Jeakson Singh, Sukham Yoihenba Meitei, Lalthathanga Khawlring, Sahal Abdul Samad, Ayush Adhikari, Givson Singh, Rahul KP, Prashant K, Naorem Mahesh, Seityasen Singh, Vincy Barreto, Anil Ga.
FORWARD: US Sreekuttan, Subha Ghosh.
When does Kerala Blasters season begin?
Kerala Blasters are likely to begin their November 2021-22 ISL season. The matches have not yet been announced.