Gokulam Kerala FC have signed former Afghanistan captain Zohib Islam Amiri, also known as Haroon Fakhruddin Amiri, for the upcoming I-League season. Amiri is a defensive midfielder and can play also as a centre back.
Amiri comes to Gokulam Kerala FC with ample experience in I League. He has played for clubs such as Dempo SC, DSK Shivajians, Mohun Bagan and Chennai City. He has also played for Indian Super League club FC Goa.
Amiri is the sixth foreign player of Gokulam Kerala FC. The other players are Bruno Pelissari (Brazil), Andre Ettienne, Nathaniel Garcia, Marcus Joseph (all from Trinidad & Tobago) and Henry Kisekka (Uganda).
The player also has 48 international caps and led Afghanistan in a number of tournaments. He has also scored six goals for his country.
“Amiri is a versatile player and will be an added value to our team for the I-League. He can play in several positions and has vast experience playing in India. We hope him the best for the I-League,” said VC Praveen, the president of Gokulam Kerala FC.
“I am glad to join Gokulam Kerala FC. The team has already achieved a lot in the pre-season by winning Durand Cup and reaching the semifinal of Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup. I hope I can add more experience to the squad and bring more titles home,” said the Afghan national.
The Malabarians are all set to resume their training at EMS Corporation Stadium in Kozhikode on November 5.
(Gokulam Kerala FC)