Indian Super League staff, Kerala Blasters FC on Thursday introduced the signing of the younger defender, Hormipam Ruivah. The 20-year-old hails from Somdal, Manipur and has been enjoying soccer since his early childhood. He was an integral a part of the Indian Arrows within the 2019-2020 season.
“I am excited to join and continue my football journey with Kerala Blasters FC. I have heard a lot about their fan base and always wanted to be part of the team. I promise to strive harder and want to do the best for the Yellow Army in future. I am eagerly waiting to begin my training with the team,” mentioned Ruivah Hormipam.
“I am happy to have a talented player like Hormipam join Kerala Blasters FC. Being the ‘Man of the Match’ on his professional debut, I believe he will bring out some solid performances along with the support of everyone here at the club and especially the Yellow Army. He has the potential to turn into a mainstay at the heart of our defence in the future. I wish him all the very best and extend my full support in his football career”, mentioned Karolis Skinkys, Sporting Director, Kerala Blasters FC.
Hormipam Ruivah Career
Initially, the younger defender joined the Sports Authority of India (SAI) academy in Imphal in 2017. Later in 2018, Hormipam was a part of U-18 aspect of Punjab FC which earned him a call-up to the Indian U-18 squad. The middle again performed an integral position with Minerva Punjab, successful their maiden Hero Elite U-18 League within the 2018-2019 season. Hormipam was additionally a part of the Indian staff that gained the 2019 SAFF U-18 Championship in Nepal.
Hormipam spent the 2019-20 season with Indian Arrows on mortgage from Punjab FC and began 14 matches in defence. The teen has put in constant performances this season in his 9 appearances for Punjab FC within the I-League, enjoying over 600 minutes with six begins to his title.