After leaving ISL club Kerala Blasters FC, the Kerala-born defender Abdul Hakku Nediyodath has joined I-League side Real Kashmir FC, Halfway Football can confirm. The 27-year-old tall defender spent last season on loan at Gokulam Kerala FC.
Abdul Hakku, who hails from Vaniyannur village in Kerala’s Malappuram district, spent five years with Sports Academy Tirur (SAT) before joining DSK Shivajians in 2015. In December 2016, Hakku signed for 2nd division club Fateh Hyderabad for the 2nd division I- League season. He scored his first senior team goal with the club in 2016–17 I-League 2nd Division season.
Hakku was picked by NorthEast United FC in the draft leading up to ISL 2017-18 and made his ISL debut for the Highlanders in the same season. In the very next season, he joined Kerala Blasters and spent the next four years with the Kochi-based club. He played more than 10 matches for the Blasters and also scored a goal in the 2020-21 season.
He was signed on loan by Gokulam Kerala FC ahead of the 2021-22 season and featured for the club in the I-League and in the AFC Cup, where he mostly played as a right back.
The versatile defender has now joined Real Kashmir FC after leaving Kerala Blasters. He will be eyeing a regular position in the Real Kashmir FC’s starting eleven. As reported by Halfway Football, Real Kashmir FC have roped in Ibrahim Nurudeen, Seidu Issahak and Lamine Moro for the upcoming season.