SFA Alumnus Shoib Akhtar to play for Gokulam Kerala FC

  • Shoib completed his training at SFA from 2017-20, while he represented SFA team in Goa Pro League and Hero elite League in 2018-19 season.
  • A boy from Manipur was a part of 1st All India batch of SFA


Yet another SFA alumnus, Shoib Akhtar is all set to make it big in Indian Football arena. Shoib who completed his training at SFA from 2017-20, has recently signed for prestigious Gokulam Kerala FC for the upcoming season. Before joining the defending I–league champions squad, Shoib represented SFA team in Goa Pro League and Hero elite league in 2018-19 season and he also played for I-league club Neroca FC in the season 2020-21 with 10 appearances.

Since its inception in 1999 over 230+ players completed their football training at SFA and in order to expand the reach of the Grassroot football training initiative, SFA conducted all India selection trials in 2017 for the first time across various parts of the country and Shoib who is from Manipur, is the alumnus of 1st All India batch of SFA.

Congratulating Shoib on his selection for esteemed Gokulam Kerala FC, Annanya Agarwal, President- Vedanta Sports quoted “Heartiest congratulations to Shoib on his selection, and to all the coaches and backroom staff at SFA as well. At Vedanta Sports, we are committed to the development of sports across the country, and we are happy to witness the success of yet another SFA alumnus. Our dedicated efforts in grooming professional sportspersons will produce more stories like Shoib from across the country.”

Denzil Franco, SFA Alumnus and Former Indian National team player said “I am extremely happy to see more and more players from SFA shining at the various prestigious football platforms across the country. India has a massive potential in the football and robust grassroot training programs such as SFA, is helping aspiring footballers to achieve the greater career heights in sports”

Sesa Football Academy has a rich legacy in development of professional footballers, wherein many SFA Alumni are shining at various renowned football platforms across country including I- League, Elite ISL and few of them represented Indian National team. Vedanta launched Vedanta Women’s League in Goa, In order to provide the platform for the aspiring women players across the state. Vedanta Womens league is gaining wider popularity, while this year fourth edition of the league was successfully concluded.