I-League: Gokulam Kerala FC sign forward Saliou Guindo. Image Source: IANS News

Kozhikode, Nov 30 : Gokulam Kerala FC have signed Saliou Guindo, a Malian forward for the upcoming I-League season. The 24-year-old forward is the final foreign signing of Malabarians.

The forward has played leagues in Turkey, Tunisia, Cote d'Ivoire, Albania, and Bahrain. He has played for the Mali Under-20 team that finished third in the FIFA World Cup held in 2015. His best performance came in the Albanian league, where he has scored 11 goals in the 2019-20 season.

"I am glad to sign for Gokulam Kerala FC. I have taken part in a training session already and the squad is full of young and vibrant players. I am ready to work hard and make sure that we bring the trophy back home," said Saliou in an official statement.

"Saliou is a quality striker. He has the skills to score with right and left foot. He is very fast. He has 11 goals in the Albanian league, which is a top-level league. He has also played for Mali national team. He is young and he has the quality to become the top scorer in India," said GKFC head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese.

"It is a great pleasure to add another top-quality player to our squad. We wish him the best for I-League and IFA Shield," said Gokulam Kerala FC Chairman Gokulam Gopalan.

Recently, the club had signed former Ghanaian national team player Mohammed Awal for the upcoming I-League season slated to start from January 9 next year.

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