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ISL 2017: Kerala Blasters close to signing Ugandan attacker Kizito Keziron?

Soumo Ghosh
3.79K   //    19 Dec 2017, 11:14 IST

Kizito Keziron
Kizito Keziron

What’s the story?

Kerala Blasters look all set to get a boost to their attack as Ugandan player Kizito Keziron joins the team in Kochi, ahead of their crucial Derby against Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, on Friday.

In case you didn’t know…

Last season’s runners up Kerala Blasters have been on a poor run of form, managing just one win from their first five matches this season. That win only came against NorthEast United FC last week, when the Blasters earned a 1-0 victory against the 10-man highlanders after CK Vineeth nodded in a Rino Anto cross.

Heart of the matter

Kizito has been linked with a move to Kochi for quite some time. In fact, he had also been spotted donning the Kerala Blasters jersey on several occasions. The Ugandan attacker had also trained with the squad during their pre-season training in Spain.

Now, however, the Ugandan attacker has posted a picture of himself at the team hotel in Kochi, taking an ice bath during a recovery session, supposedly after training.

Recovery tym

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He is also seen sporting a pair of shorts with the Kerala Blasters logo on it.

What’s next?

While it remains to be seen when Kizito’s signing will be formally announced, his addition to the squad will certainly give Rene Meulensteen’s side some much-needed boost in the attacking department.

Author’s take

With the likes of Dimitar Berbatov out injured and Iain Hume still recovering from a hamstring issue, it has become all the more important for Kerala Blasters to boost to their attack with some new signings. They have scored just three goals from their five matches so far, which does not do for good reading. Kizito, who can operate on both the wings and as an attacking midfielder, could be the solution to Meulensteen’s problems.

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