Abdul Hakku Extends Contract With Kerala Blasters

Abdul Hakku
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Kerala Blasters defender Abdul Hakku has extended his contract at the club, penning a new three-year deal that would see him play for the ISL side till 2023.

With the contract extended, Hakku, who joined Kerala Blasters ahead of the 2018-19 season, will be looking to earn a place for him in the starting XI. The 25-year-old has only played in seven ISL games for the South Indian outfit.

"Being a local boy from the state of Kerala, Blasters is my family, my own, always! I am really happy that the club has shown faith in me and I will make sure that I work harder going forward. I hope we can win many trophies together and rejoice with our 12th man, our heartbeat, our fans. This is my home, and I am here to stay!," the Kerala defender is quoted as saying in the club's official press release.

Meanwhile, Blasters' Sporting Director Karolis Skinkys opined Hakku has the potential to become a mianstay in the club's defensive lineup, as he said, "Abdul Hakku has potential to become a mainstay in the club’s defence line. We believe in his tackling abilities. With strong will power, hard work and dedication from the player, I hope to see him grow and evolve into one of the best defenders from the state, under the guidance of our new Head coach. Being a Kerala boy, we also hope to see continuous love and support from our fans that will help build his motivation."