Anjan Bista to debut in I League for Mumbai Kenkre FC against Gokulam Kerela/ Hero I league Live

Nepali national football team forward Anjan Bist has joined Indian I League club Kenkre Mumbai FC. Kenkre, which is in the relegation zone, has signed Anjan along with other foreign players to the team in the middle of the league.

Anjan's  move outside Nepal for the first time

The 24-year-old Anjan, currently the top scorer of the Nepal national team, is going to play for the first time outside Nepal for a foreign club. After leaving Manang Marsyangdi Anjan who had joined the newly promoted A Division Club Church Boys United Anjan left Nepal at the head of the league. It was a surprise move from the forward joining the I-League club though he was with Church Boys.

Will Anjan Return for the A division League?

After the end of 2022-23 Hero I-League season in the mid of March, Anjan will return to Church Boys to play the rest of the A Division games for Church Boys.

How much money will Anjan get from Kenkre?

According to the data mentioned in Transfer Market, Anjan's current market value is NRs.1 crore 42 lakhs (100K Euros). However, Kenkre signed him as a free transfer which means Anajan will only receive monthly salary allowance from the club which hasn't be disclosed yet. Anjan's contract with Kenkre will expire on May 31 which  commenced on January 21.

When will Anjan Bista debut in Hero I-League?

Anjan, who had reached India to play the I-League last Saturday, already started practicing with the team. However, Anjan was not included in the squad when Kenkre had a thrilling 2-1 win over the strong second placed Sreidi Deecan's side.  After the victory, Anjan, who watched the match from the stand even congratulated his new club and wished him well for the upcoming journey.

Anjan's chances of debut against Gokulam Kerela

Kenkre have their upcoming matches with more stronger teams. As they have to collect points in every game to rise from relegation, it seems Anjan will have to wait for a few more games to make his debut in the I-League. Next week on Sunday 29th January, Kenkre are playing another strong team Gokulam Kerala. There too Kenkre will start the very playing set benching Anjan. Looking at the state of the game, the possibility of Anjan debuting as a substitute is very strong against Gokulam Kerela.

Anjan chances to rise in Indian League

Ruiz and Gomez, a football agency with whom Anjan had joined in hands contracted him with the I-League club Mumbai Kenkre FC. If Anjan continues to spread his magic in the I-League in the coming days, he has the opportunity to join the big clubs.

Lucky Kenkre who get entry to Hero I-League

Reinstated clubs Kenkre FC: After being relegated at the end of the 2021–22 I-League season, Kenkre was allowed to participate this season.The closure of the Indian Arrows project played a major part in their reinstatement. The conditions for their reinstatement were an agreement to take in several Arrows players and no travel subsidy for away matches.

Limited foreign players in Kenkre FC:

Every teams have 7 foreign players quota but Kenkre have only 5 foreign players in their squad & they are adding up some more to fight the relegation.

  • Anjan Bista (Nepal) recently joined
  • Auguste Somlaga (Cameroon)
  • Ben Ouattara (Ivory Coast)
  • Samuel Ononiwu (Nigeria)
  • Samandar Ochilov (Uzbekistan)

What type of competition is Hero I-League ?

The 2022–23 I-League (also known as Hero I-League for sponsorship reasons) is the 16th season of I-League, first as the second tier of Indian football league system. It is played from 12th November 2022 to March 2023.

League Format

The traditional home and away games format in a double round-robin where each team will play two matches against every other team at home and away.

The table topper will be declared the league's winner at the end of the season, thereby achieving promotion to 2023–24 Indian Super League, while the two teams with the lowest points will be relegated to 2023–24 I-League 2nd Division.

Participating teams:

  • Shrenedi Deccan
  • Roundglass Punjab FC
  • AizwaL FC
  • Gokulam Kerela
  • Mumbai Kenkre FC
  • Mohamddan
  • Churchhill Brothers
  • Rajasthan United
  • Real Kashmir
  • Suveda Delhi

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