Kochi: : Kerala Blasters is proud to announce the signing of Bilal Hussain Khan, for the upcoming 2019-20 season of the Indian Super League. Bilal Khan is no stranger to Kerala as he played for Gokulam Kerala FC in the 2017-18 I- League. Bilal Khan was tilted the Best Goalkeeper of the I-League 2018-19 season and also won the Golden Glove for keeping the most number of clean-sheets. ‘The right age, the right attributes and the right mentality, says John Burridge, former English goalkeeper and goalkeeping consultant-coach of Kerala Blasters. He added ‘Bilal Khan is one of the most promising young Indian goalkeepers. With an impressive height of 194cm, he will be favourable to Kerala Blasters in the upcoming season’.
“Kerala has always been close to my heart. An opportunity to play for Kerala Blasters is a dream come true moment for me. I’ll put in my best efforts to achieve the objectives of the club”, says Bilal Khan. Bilal, hailing from Uttar Pradesh was contracted with the fellow ISL team FC Pune City and was then loaned to the newly promoted I- League outfit Real Kashmir FC in the beginning of 2018-19 season. Khan was phenomenal for Real Kashmir FC and made some stunning saves in 19 matches that he played for the team. The 24-year-old has also previously played for FC Bardez, Salgaocar FC, Churchill Brothers SC, Hindustan FC, and Mohammedan SC.