The team from Kochi recently played in the 2021 edition of the Durand Cup.

Kerala Blasters squad is all set to gear up for the 2021-22 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). Following their Durand Cup participation, players have been given a short break and will be returning to Kochi on September 26, 2021.

All foreign players had already joined the squad in Kolkata, with the exception of Alvaro Vazquez. The Spanish forward is expected to join the squad in Kochi by the end of this week. Kerala Blasters will be spending three weeks in the city for training, before traveling to Goa in mid-October. During this period, they are also expected to play two friendlies.

Injury updates

Meanwhile, there are some positive updates on the injury front. Abdul Hakku is expected to join the full team training following his minor knock in the first Durand match.

Nishu Kumar, who was undergoing treatment over the last eight weeks, is also set to join the squad in the first week of October to complete the final leg of his rehabilitation.

Coach speaks

“We are very happy to get back to Kochi after Kolkata. It would be great to get back to where we can have our training program under control,” said Ivan Vukomanovic, the club’s head coach.

He further adde”We will be working the next 15-20 days in Kochi with some friendly games. We are happy that the new players have arrived and that we can start to integrate them within the group. Hope to have all of our players under one roof soon and prepare further for the upcoming efforts before going to Goa.”

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