Kerala Blasters are currently undergoing a transitional phase as changes are occurring both on and off-the-field. The fans are more concerned about the current position of the team in the ISL standings and are hoping to see some rejuvenated performance from their side after the international break under their new gaffer.
As we predicted in December, Kerala Blasters are making significant changes to their roster. They have roped in Lalthuammawia Ralte from FC Goa while they have sent Naveen Kumar to the Gaurs. They have also sold India international C.K. Vineeth to defending ISL champions Chennaiyin FC.
In the meantime they have roped promising Indian youngster Baoringdao Bodo from Chennaiyin FC which seems to be a buy for future. Born in Assam, the winger has represented India U-14, U-16 and India U-19 with merit and was also the captain of India U-16 team.
Although Bodo was contracted to Chennaiyin, he was loaned to Minerva Punjab and Gokulam Kerala FC in successive seasons. The winger although was given occasional chances by Bino George where he shined, failed to gather enough match-time to become a first team regular.
Currently Bodo is practising with Kerala Blasters senior team and with the installation of Nelo Vingada who is known for his policy of backing young talent, the youngster can expect some prominent match-time in the Indian Super League.