Gokulam Kerala FC have announced the signing of young midfielder Mahip Adhikari from the second division club Garhwal FC. The 22-year-old midfielder led the side during the recently concluded I-League qualifiers.
Mahip had assisted four times during the league qualifiers and was under GKFC’s radar for a long time. His excellent performance earned him a spot in the Gokulam Kerala FC squad ahead of the upcoming season of I-League.
He is a graduate from Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools and played for them in the under-18 category before making a move to Garhwal Football Club.
The young and promising talent has exposure to training in Holland and Portugal which will be an extra benefit for his club. Gokulam Kerala finished fifth in the points table last season and will be looking to finish above this season.
Mahip Adhikari and club officials excited over big transfer:
Mahip Adhikari is excited to play in the upcoming I-League edition, stated after joining Kerala giants.
“I am happy to be part of Malabarians football family and it is really encouraging to be scouted by an I-League team. This is a major step for me and I will try my best to help the club. I am eagerly waiting to be at Kozhikode for training,”– Mahip on joining Gokulam Kerala FC
Both the CEO and Chairman of the club expressed their thoughts on Mahip and welcomed him at the club.
“During qualifiers, Mahip impressed us from the very first match. His track record was verified and it was found good. The transition from I League qualifiers to I-League will do a lot of good for this talented boy. We are sure that he will make use of the platform GKFC has given him to propel himself into professional football,”– CEO, DR. B. Ashok Kumar
“Gokulam Kerala FC have a vision and we believe we are moving in the right direction. We have signed several youngsters and these players are going to be our face in the future. We welcome Mahip to Gokulam Kerala FC family and wish him the best,”– Chairman Gokulam Gopalan