Current I-League champions, Gokulam Kerala FC on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Richard Towa as their new head coach, with the Cameroonian replacing the hugely successful, Vincenzo Alberto Annese in the managerial hot seat.
Towa is a UEFA Pro license holder from Germany and a former Cameroon international, making 13 appearances for the national team – helping them qualify for the 1990 World Cup, though he did not participate in the showpiece event due to injury.
“It is an honor to be part of Gokulam Kerala. The club is a champion club in Indian football and I want to make sure the winning streak of the club continues further. This is a new challenge and I believe we can win more trophies together,” Towa said on his appointment.
The 52-year-old has vast experience as a coach as he was the Cameroon Under-23 coach for three years and for the last couple of years, he has been coaching different top division clubs in Cameroon.
”The coach is experienced and his strength lies in nurturing youngsters. For Gokulam Kerala FC the motto is to develop talents and at the same time win all the titles. We hope that more youngsters will get a chance in the top flight and we also need a hat-trick of wins in I-League. So we believe Richard Towa is the apt profile for that,” Gokulam president V.C. Praveen stated on appointing the former Cameroonian international.