Kerala Blasters are set to kick off their new Indian Super League campaign under the management of Eelco Schattorie.
Kerala Blasters finished ninth in the league table last season and failed to impress their fans. The poor results were majorly down to poor recruitment as players failed to rise to the occasions.
Eelco Schattorie, who had an impressive year with Northeast United by steering them to the playoffs for the first time in the club’s history, has taken over the Manjappada. The Dutchman is renowned for his bosting tactics and it could significantly have an effect on the players.
Starting from the goalkeeping department to the forwards, major revamp has seen them rope in good players, including Bartholomew Ogbeche, who lead the line for Schattorie with the Highlanders. As the new coach is engrossed on the defensive and offensive aspect of the game, balanced football will be guaranteed for the Kerala Blasters faithful.
As the new season kicks off in less than ten days time, we will be looking at some of the important details of the two-time ISL runners-up.
KERALA BLASTERS PLAYER LIST:
- Goalkeepers: Bilal Khan, Rehenesh Paramba, Shibin Kunniyil.
- Defenders: Gianni Zuiverloon, Jairo, Jessel Carneiro, Abdul Hakku Nediyodath, Lalruatthara, Mohammad Rakip, Pritam Singh, Sandesh Jhingan.
- Midfielders: Cindoncha, Darren Caldeira, Halicharan Narzary, Jeakson Thounaojam, Mario Arques, Moustapha Gning, Prasanth Karuthadathkudi, Rahul Kannoly, Sahal Abdul Samad, Samuel Lalmuanpuia, Seityasen Singh.
- Forwards: Bartholomew Ogbeche, Mohammed Rafi, Raphael Messi Bouli.
KERALA BLASTERS SCHEDULE:
20 October: Kerala Blasters vs ATK – 7:30 PM
24 October: Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City – 7:30 PM
2 November: Hyderabad FC vs Kerala Blasters – 7:30 PM
8 November: Kerala Blasters vs Odisha FC – 7:30 PM
23 November: Bengaluru FC vs Kerala Blasters – 7:30 PM
1 December: Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa – 7:30 PM
5 December: Mumbai City vs Kerala Blasters – 7:30 PM
13 December: Kerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur FC – 7:30 PM
20 December: Chennaiyin FC vs Kerala Blasters – 7:30 PM
28 December: Kerala Blasters vs Northeast United – 7:30 PM
5 January: Kerala Blasters vs Hyderabad FC – 7:30 PM
12 January: ATK Vs Kerala Blasters – 7:30 PM
19 January: Jamshedpur FC Vs Kerala Blasters – 7:30 PM
25 January: FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters – 7:30 PM
1 February: Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC – 7:30 PM
9 February: Northeast United vs Kerala Blasters – 7:30 PM
15 February: Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC – 7:30 PM
23 February: Odisha FC vs Kerala Blasters – 7:30 PM
KERALA BLASTERS VENUE:
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi.
KERALA BLASTERS OWNER:
Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Allu Aravind, Nimmagadda Prasad.
KERALA BLASTERS SPONSOR:
Kit Sponsor: Kaizen Sports
Principle Sponsor: Muthoot Pappachan Group
KERALA BLASTERS TICKET:
Only online tickets are available. It is getting sold on Paytm Insider.