Kerala Blasters are set to start their preseason this year in the United Arab Emirates. KBFC is set to start tour from the first week of September. Last year, Blasters hosted Melbourne City FC and Girona FC from A-league and La Liga, respectively at Kochi and then had a preseason tour in Thailand.
The tentative dates have been confirmed as 7th, 13th, 20th, and 27th of September. The official poster of the tournament was revealed by Emirates First, one of the main sponsors of the preseason tournament through 96.7 Hit FM. Blasters will be looking to face strong teams from the UAE to test their new signings and will be hoping to put a strong show in front of the Malayalee audience at UAE. The likes of Rahul KP, Arjun Jayaraj, and Jithin MS will be looking at making the most of this preseason to break into the playing eleven. Hopefully, the preseason will turn out to be a good platform for the team to set a formidable line up when the season starts in October.
-Ashwin R Chandran