Kerala FA announces squad for Santosh Trophy final round

Kerala Football Association (KFA) has announced its squad for the final round of the 76th National Football Championship for Hero Santosh trophy 2022-23, to be held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 11th to 20th February 2023.

The 22-member squad has already reached Bhubaneswar to represent their state in the iconic championship. The 7-time Champions will be looking to defend their title after having won it in the previous edition in their home soil, beating West Bengal in the final on penalties.

Kerala had a very successful qualifying round, destroying all the opponents who came against them. They started their campaign by thrashing Rajasthan by a massive 7-0 scoreline. The team went on to hammer Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir and Mizoram, all by a goal margin of at least 3. The reigning Champions finished their campaign by recording full 15 points from five games, scoring 22 and conceding just 2.

Squad

  • Alkesh Raj- Goalkeeper
  • Midhun- Goalkeeper
  • Ajmal- Goalkeeper
  • Manoj- Defender 
  • Shinu- Defender 
  • Sachu- Defender 
  • Akhil- Defender
  • Sanju- Defender
  • M. Salim- Defender
  • Belgin- Defender
  • Ameen- Midfielder
  • Vishak- Midfielder
  • Gifty- Midfielder
  • Arjun- Midfielder
  • Rashid- Midfielder
  • Hrishidath- Midfielder
  • Abdul Raheem- Midfielder 
  • Nijo- Midfielder 
  • John Paul- Forward
  • Riswan- Forward 
  • Asif- Forward 
  • Naresh- Forward 

Staff 

  • Ramesh PB- Head Coach
  • Bineesh Kiran- Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach
  • Hameed GK- Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach
  • Akshay- Physio and team manager
  • Muhammad Rafeek T- Physio and team manager

For full set of fixtures of the final round, visit – Fixture List

Also Read: MFA Roundup: Sellebrity FC outlasts Rudra FC, PIFA SC sneaks past India Rush SC with a last-minute winner

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