Gokulam Kerala FC face Chennayin FC in Durand Cup Group ‘D’ opener

Gokulam Kerala FC plays Chennayin FC in their opening fixture of the 129 th edition of Durand Cup to be held in West Bengal. Gokulam is placed in Group ‘D’ along with Indian Super League club Chennayin FC, I League club TRAU FC, and Air Force.
Gokulam plays all its matches in Siliguri from August 8 onward. The preparatory camp for the tournament will kick-start soon in Kozhikode in the coming week.
Gokulam has also been busy in the 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,” said Gokulam Kerala FC president VC Praveen.
“Durand Cup will be a perfect opportunity for 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 historic trophy. It would be an honor to play in the tournament,” he said.

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