I-League: Afghanistan's Sharif Mukhammad to lead Gokulam Kerala

The Afghanistan national midfielder had played a key role in Gokulam’s stunning triumph in the I-League last season.

Sharif Mukhammad will lead Gokulam Kerala this season.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Sharif Mukhammad will lead Gokulam Kerala this season.

The Afghanistan national midfielder had played a key role in Gokulam’s stunning triumph in the I-League last season. He scored four goals from 14 matches and also made 799 passes.

The Russian-born Sharif promised Gokulam would continue to play its aggressive style of football. “We have won the I-league and have made the Kerala fans proud,” he said. “We have shown everybody that we can play beautiful football. I know that it won’t be easy to defend titles.”

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Gokulam’s coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese said Sharif had exceptional leadership qualities. “His experience in midfield will help the Malabarians scale new heights in the season,” the Italian said.

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