Kerala Blasters talismanic striker Dimitri Diamantakos has extended his stay with the club till 2024, the club announced on Thursday. Diamantakos was able to hit the ground running for the Tuskers in his maiden season 2022-23 in Indian football and thus impressed with his skills.
He scored a total of 12 goals in all competitions and also played a key role in helping the club in qualifying for the playoff stages. However, Kerala Blasters FC’s run in the season ended when they lost in the knockout match against Bengaluru FC in a controversial fashion.
Ergo, Diamantakos will look to carry the good show in the next season for Kerala Blasters FC.
Commenting on the extension, Karolis Skinkys, Kerala Blasters Sporting Director, said: “Dimitrios has been a total team player for us at Kerala Blasters, last season whenever the team needed a moment of inspiration, he always came through for us, his experience and knowledge about the game helps lift the team, especially the young talents in the team who learn from his lead. I wish Dimitrios would continue to build on what he did for the club, during the last season!”
“As a club, we believe in backing players who perform and deliver in roles assigned to them. Therefore I am very happy to extend Dimitrios’ contract with the club and wish him all the best for the upcoming season,” he added.
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old from Greece is delighted to extend his contract with the club and said playing in India was a great experience for him.
”India and Kerala Blasters was a great and unique experience for me, any success that I had during the last season was only possible due to great support from my teammates, coaching staff, and most importantly the Kerala Blasters management,” Diamantakos told the club’s website after signing the contract extension.
“So extending my contract with the Kerala Blasters family was a pretty instant decision for me, I now look forward to come back next season and performing for the team and our lovely fans,” he added.