Kerala Blasters’ young midfielder Sahal cheers his college on at TNIE Goal 2019

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January 21, 2019

KOCHI: Kerala Blasters star Sahal Abdul Samad cheered his former teammates at SN College as they faced University College, Thiruvananthapuram. He has been busy training with the Kerala Blasters but he was very eager to wear the SN jersey on and play. However, SN didn’t need Sahal as it managed to comfortably beat University College by a 4-0 margin.

Srubin KV (36’), Jaseel K (57’, 71’) and Rahul P (75’) scored for SN College. Both teams had university-level players in their ranks and it was evident in the match. It was a high-class contest but Kannur was a notch above its opponents. The quickness with which SN College switched from defence to attack is where it outperformed University College.

University College had a few chances but couldn’t convert. After the match, Sahal went over to meet the SN College players and congratulate them. He was swarmed by the players and fans to get a photo with him. Sahal obliged and brought a star value to the match. Many years ago, Sahal was one of the players who got spotted in the GOAL tournament.