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Praful Patel & Kushal Das congratulate Gokulam Kerala on winning the 2021/22 I-League title

Arjun Singh Devgan
Gokulam Kerala have retained the I-League title
Gokulam Kerala have retained the I-League title / Gokulam Kerala
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The All India Football Federation (AIFF) President and General Secretary, Praful Patel and Kushal Das took to social networking site, Twitter to congratulate Gokulam Kerala FC on winning the 2021/22 I-League title.

Gokulam Kerala beat Mohammedan SC 2-1 in their final league encounter on Saturday at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata to create history by becoming the first club in I-League history to win successive league titles.

The Malabarians win saw them end with 43 points from 18 games, six ahead of their closest competitors, Mohammedan to give the club the much deserved title.

Congratulations! Gokulam Kerala FC have been dominant all throughout in the Hero I-league 2021-22 edition and they fully deserve the crown. Football in Kerala is on the rise, and the Indian Football spectrum will only further benefit from here.”

AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das stated: “Heartiest congratulations to Gokulam Kerala FC. Defending an I-League crown is extremely tough but they have done it in style — in fact, they are the first Indian club to achieve it. The Gokulam Kerala club model is there to be replicated by all others to move forward together.”

Gokulam Kerala held onto their nerves and created history by becoming the first-ever side to win two successive I-League titles after their win against Mohammedan SC, at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata.

A narrow 2-1 victory on hostile territory saw the Malabarians win the game and win the title with a six point advantage, also ending Mohammedan’s seven-game unbeaten streak in the process. (ANI)

"Congratulations! Gokulam Kerala FC have been dominant all throughout the in the Hero I-League 2021/22 edition and they fully deserve the crown. Football in Kerala is on the rise, and the Indian Football spectrum will only further benefit from here," Patel tweeted.

AIFF General Secretary, Kushal Das stated: "Heartiest congratulations to Gokulam Kerala FC. Defending an I-League crown is extremely tough but they had done it in style - in fact, they are the first Indian club to achieve it. The Gokulam Kerala model is there to be replicated by all others to move forward together."

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