Anas Edathodika signs up to play for ATK

The centre-back, who recently came out of international retirement, will play for ATK in the forthcoming ISL season.

Anas Edathodika played for Kerala Blasters in the 2018-19 season. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

ATK has acquired the services of centre-back Anas Edathodika for the forthcoming Indian Super League season, the club has announced.

The 32-year-old Anas has played for the Indian national team — forming a solid defensive partnership with Sandesh Jhingan — and for various clubs in his career.

In 2017-18 he played for Jamshedpur FC in the ISL, before switching to Kerala Blasters in 2018. He joined his India team-mate Jhingan at Blasters.

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Commenting on the signing of Anas, ATK head coach Antonio Habas said, “I am very pleased with the signing of Anas Edathodika. He has established himself as a star defender and I believe he has a lot of potential. He will be an essential addition to the defence of the team.”

Anas said: “I’m delighted to sign for ATK. I want to come and help the team, that’s always been my goal wherever I have played.  I look forward to meeting the staff and players.”

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