Kerala Blasters FC have signed young full-back Huidrom Naocha Singh from Mumbai City FC till the end of the 2023/24 season, the club has announced. Naocha has won the I-League and the Durand Cup with Gokulam Kerala FC. He also won the I-League last season with Roundglass Punjab FC.
The 23-year-old defender from Manipur started his career with the I-League side TRAU FC in the 17/18 season. In the 18/19 season, he signed for another club from Manipur, NEROCA FC playing in the I-League.
Again the following season he switched clubs in the I-League to Gokulam Kerala FC. He made 29 appearances for the Malabarians in his two-year stint. In 2021, he signed for ISL side Mumbai City FC but didn’t make any appearance for the Islanders.
Naocha was subsequently sent on loan at Kolkata-based East Bengal FC in the 2021/22 season. And, last season he played in the I-League for newly promoted Hero ISL club Roundglass Punjab FC.
The addition of Naocha into the Blasters’ setup will add more than just an option to be considered by coach Ivan Vukomanovic since he is equally efficient and versatile to play in any other position.
Among the foreigners, Joshua Sotirio, and Dimitrios Diamantakos will lead the team forward, while Adrian Luna will do what he is good at by running the show in midfield. Whereas, Marko Leskovic will have the task of maintaining a strong and solid defense. The Blasters are on course to find their remaining two foreigners.
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