Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters have signed India U-23 forward Thongkhosiem Haokip for the upcoming third edition of the tournament. The 22-year-old striker played for FC Goa in the second season of the ISL and scored four goals in six appearances to help the side reach the semis.
Manipur-born Haokip, popularly known as '
Although he is yet to represent the country at the senior level, Haokip has been a regular at the U-23 level and also represented India in the 2014 Asian Games. The arrival of the 22-year-old striker will give much-needed mettle to the strike force of the franchise, which finished at the bottom of the table in the last edition of the Indian Super League.
Expressing his happiness to play for the side coached by former Reading manager Steve Coppell, Haokip said that he is looking forward to playing with the new teammates.
"I am excited to be a part of Kerala Blasters and hope to justify the faith put in me by the coach and the management. I am looking forward to