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Gokulam Kerala FC signs Ghanaian starlet Philip Adjah

Philip Adjah has signed for Gokulam Kerala FC.
Philip Adjah has signed for Gokulam Kerala FC.
Vyshakh K
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Modified 08 Jan 2021, 19:19 IST
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I-League outfit Gokulam Kerala FC have completed the signing of Ghanaian striker Philip Adjah, Khel Now can confirm. The 22-year-old will replace Saliou Guindo up front, who is likely to be ruled out of the 2020-21 season after suffering a knock during pre-season training in Kolkata.

Gokulam Kerala FC's latest signing is a proven goal-scorer

Adjah arrived in India ahead of the 2018-19 season as a relatively unknown forward and quickly established himself as a genuine goal threat. Leading Mohammedan SC's front line, Adjah netted 10 goals in as many games to clinch the top-scorer award in I-League 2nd division.

This also included a hat-trick against the Jamshedpur FC reserves and a brace against TRAU. When the Ghanaian left Mohammedan, his numbers looked truly devastating with a return of 31 goals in 30 outings. Adjah got on the score sheet a further 21 times in other competitions for the Black Panthers.

Phillip Adjah in action for Mohammaden SC.
Phillip Adjah in action for Mohammaden SC.

Adjah joined Calcutta Customs on a short-term deal ahead of the 2019-20 Calcutta Football League, before swapping sides to NEROCA FC. He continued his prolific run in front of the goal, scoring 9 goals in 9 games for the I-League outfit before the COVID-19 lockdown in March.

Adjah was then snapped up by Bhawanipore ahead of the I-League qualifiers in October. Despite his side failing to gain promotion, Adjah continued to impress by scoring twice in four matches.

He re-signed for his former club Mohammedan, who secured entry into the I-League by winning the qualifiers. He also featured for the Black Panthers in the IFA Shield, scoring against Kidderpore SC before eventually being released.

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The Malabarians moved quickly and acquired the services of the attacker, who featured against them in the quarterfinals of the IFA Shield.

Gokulam Kerala FC have impressed in the pre-season, winning all their friendlies. The I-League begins on January 9th and Gokulam Kerala will face Chennai City FC on the opening day of the season.

Published 08 Jan 2021, 19:19 IST
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