Gokulam FC, Antonio German part ways

The former Queen Park Rangers forward and Grenada international was a key member of the Gokulam team and had scored two goals from six matches this season.

A file photo of Antonio German in Kerala Blasters' colours. The striker, playing for Gokulam FC Kerala in the I-League, quit citing he was unhappy with his stay in the club.   -  Ritu Raj Konwar

Gokulam FC Kerala has parted ways with forward Antonio German.

The former Kerala Blasters forward and Grenada international was a key member of the Gokulam team and had scored two goals from six matches this season.

An official statement from the club said the player had requested to cancel the contract due to personal reasons and had left for United Kingdom. "Antonio German is a good team player and his immense experience in playing European leagues have helped us to perform well this season. It was altogether a different experience working with him. We wish Antonio success in his future career,'' said Gokulam FC coach Bino George.

However, the player in his tweet said he was unhappy with his stay at the club and decided to leave and he thanked the fans and wished the club all success.

"Unfortunately after three years in India, I have decided to cancel my contract and leave Gokulam FC. I wasn't enjoying myself and I wasn't happy with certain things. I will never speak bad about the club but as a footballer you need to enjoy where you are and you need to be happy in order to perform so I decided to make the decision to leave.

"Just wanted to say thank you so much to all the fans for your support over the years and the love you've shown me has been amazing. I love you all and will never forget you. Good luck to the club in the future. Thank you," player's tweet read.

German also plied his trade for Queens Park Rangers in the English Premier League.

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