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Mercurial striker Kisekka back to Kerala FC in Hero I-League

Mercurial striker Kisekka back to Kerala FC in Hero I-League

New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) After spending a season in the Kolkata Maidan, the mercurial Henry Kisekka has now returned to Gokulam Kerala FC, where he had started out on his Indian sojourn just about two seasons ago.

The Ugandan striker netted four goals from seven appearances after joining mid-season in the I-League and scored three goals from two appearances in the Hero Super Cup, where he stamped his authority.

While those performances gave him an opportunity to play for Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan in the ensuing season, the 30-year-old believes that he is now well and truly back home at Gokulam. “It is like coming back to my home. I had a really good season at Gokulam in the first year and now I want to make sure my team win more titles,” said Kisekka.

“I am privileged to have played for Kerala and West Bengal. These are hotbeds of Indian football and the fans are so passionate about football. We want the fans in Kerala to cheer for us,” he said.

Kisekka has hit the pitch running, as he played a crucial role in forging a formidable partnership with the 28-year-old striker from Trinidad and Tobago, Marcus Joseph. Gokulam went on to clinch the Durand Cup in Kolkata and then followed that up with a semi-final finish at the Sheikh Kamal Club Cup

in Bangladesh, where Kisekka scored three goals.

With the latest Hero I-League season now coming up, Kisekka is looking forward to building on the formidable partnership up front with Marcus Joseph as Gokulam now go in the search of their first-ever league title.

“My target is to see and make sure my club achieve more than what people expect. I believe more in teamwork and I am sure we will do our best. We want to bring glory to Kerala, and with hard work, we can achieve the target,” he rounded off.

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