The Kerala Blasters Football Club has signed former Olympique Lyonnais defender Bakary Kone. It will help to improve the strength of the Kerala Blasters defensive part. He will play alongside with foreign players like Sergio Cidoncha, Facundo Pereyra, Costa Nhamoinesu, Gary Hooper. Bakary Kone was joined Olympique Lyonnais in 2011 and he played 100 matches in League 1, making significant progress before proceeding onward. He has additionally shown up in the UEFA Champions League. After playing for 2 years in Malaga in the La Liga ,before getting back to RC Strasbourg Alsace football club.
Bakary Kone has said that, “I am truly amped up for getting paperwork done for the Kerala Blasters Football Club and coming to India unexpectedly. I have heard a great thing about the ISL from former coach of Mumbai City FC Nicolas Anelka and he had very positive comments about this. I realize that the Kerala Blasters Football Club has one of the greatest fan bases in the Indian Super League and I am persuaded to give my full energy for the club. I can hardly wait to join my partners and the training and coaching staff in Goa and begin”.
Kerala Blasters’s director Karolis Skinkys said that, ” Bakary Kone is a good player with prominent experience and expertise, having played in famous clubs in top European leagues. His quality will unquestionably improve the defense line up of our KBFC club this season. Bakary Koné is inspired to get fit as a fiddle rapidly and give his best to assist us with battling for the top positions in the Indian Super League”.
Bakary Kone was joined the French team, Olympique Lyonnais in 2011. In the top division of French football he was playing against dreaded strikers on the planet like Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. After playing for 5 years for the team, they were won the Coupe De cup in 2011-12 in France and they have also won the Trophee Des cups in 2012. The Lyon club was runners up in the Ligue 1 in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 season. Bakary Kone has played 141 matches for the Lyon team in all rivalries including the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League.