This Is How Gokulam Kerala FC Would Probably Line Up In I-League 2017/18

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Gokulam Kerala Football Club is a professional football club based in Kozhikode, Kerala. The club will compete in the I-League, the first division of Indian football, starting in the 2017–18 I-League season.

Gokulam Kerala FC Squad :

1. Susanth Mathew (C)
2. Mohamed Irshad (VC)
3. Nikhil Bernad GK
4. Priyan Singh GK
5. Bilal Khan GK
6. Ajmal PA GK
7. Mohammed Rashid
8. Shinu S
9. Provot Lakra
10. Sandhu Singh
11. Sanju G
12. Vicky Meitei
13. Usman Ashique
14. Mama
15. Rohit Mirza
16. Shohabib
17. Arif Sheikh
18. Francis Ambane (Cameroon)
19. Bayi Kamo (Ivory Coast)
20. Daniel Addo (Ghana)
21. Lelo Mbele (Congo)
22. Khalid AL Saleh (Syria)
23. Urunov Gulom (Uzbekistan)
24. Faysal Shaytesh (Afghanistan)

Bino George – Coach
Shajirudheen Koppilan – Assistant Coach
Faisal – Goalkeeping Coach
CM Renjith – Technical Director

Key Players :

Sushanth Mathew :

Sushanth Mathew is an Indian football player who plays as a Defender / Midfielder for Gokulam Kerala FC in the I-League.

3 years at FC Kochin, where he played alongside his childhood hero I. M. Vijayan, he was acquired by Vasco S.C.. Another 3 years of consistent performances at the goan club, earned him a move to the Mahindra United and played 6 years with them. He then moved to East Bengal in 2010 and spent 2 years. He joined Mohun Bagan for the 2012-13 season where he played only 4 I-League matches.

Usman Ashik :

Usman Ashik is an Indian footballer who plays for Gokulam FC.

The 2011-12 football year got off to a good start for Ashik as he made his debut for Chirag United Club Kerala in the I-League against Salgaocar where he provided a crucial assist to Anil Kumar which resulted in a huge draw to Chirags early season relegation challenge.

Francis Ambane :

Francis Idriss Ambane Moubourou is a Cameroon footballer, who currently plays for Gokulam Kerala FC in the I-League.

On July 14, 2011, Ambane signed a two year contract with ASO Chlef, joining them on a free transfer from ES Sétif after terminating his contract with the club.On January 19, 2012, Ambane signed a One year contract with WA Tlemcen, joining them on a free transfer from ASO Chlef

On October 11, 2017,Newly formed I-League side Gokulam Kerala FC announced that they have secured services of Ambane for the 2017-18 Season.

Faysal Shayesteh :

Faysal Shayesteh is an Afghan footballer who plays as a midfielder and is currently a Gokulam FC. He also plays for the Afghanistan national team.

Shayesteh made his debut for the national team of Afghanistan in a friendly match against Kyrgyzstan. He played as left fullback.
He led the team into the final of the SAFF Championship 2015 where they lost against India (1-2). In April 2016, he was named as Afghanistan’s Athlete of the year 2015.

Arif Shaikh :

Arif Shaikh is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Gokulam Kerala FC in the I-League.

Born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Shaikh played in the Pune F.C. Academy during the I-League U19. After spending time with Pune, Shaikh signed with DSK Shivajians. He made his professional debut for the club on the final match day of the I-League season on 24 April 2016 against Mumbai. He came on as a 69th-minute substitute for Sampath Kuttimani as DSK Shivajians lost 4–0.

Rohit Mirza :

Rohit Mirza is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Gokulam Kerala FC in the I-League.

Mirza joined Mumbai F.C. as a youth player who played for the under-20 squad in the I-League U20. Mirza then made his debut for the senior Mumbai side on 11 May 2013 in the clubs final match of the season against Sporting Goa at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa.

Possible Team Line Up :(4-4-2)

Goalkeeper : Hemanto

Defenders : Dibin, Ugochukwu, Shinu, Sushant.

Midfielders : Rashid, Ashik Usman, Irshad,

Attackers : Adelaja, Nasar Pa.

Substitutions : Ajmal, Bijesh, Arif, Arjun, Sohail, Ananthu, Roshan.

This is how the newcomers of I League, Gokulam Kerala FC could field their side in the upcoming matches.