First Soccer City in Kochi

A Soccer City, first of it kind to be set up in Kochi will be ground for Josco Football Club (FC). The state-of-the-art facility coming up in Kakkanad includes a hi-tech gymnasium, players’ residential area and a club house.

Josco FC is the first club in the state to have started a project to own such a facility. Having registered itself with the Ernakulam District Football Association in 2009, Josco has caught the attention of the fans of Kochi with plausible performances.

T.K Chathunni who has coached some of the country’s biggest clubs and has been in the race for the National League’s best coach award, will be coaching the team.

Tony Jose, the President of Josco FC who is also the MD and CEO of  Josco Group, has ensured that his team has a home. He has bought a 23-acre site at Kakkanad and work is now on to get it into shape for top-quality football.

“The ground will be ready by mid June,” said Sunny Paul, the Josco FC manager. “The other facilities will be added on in stages.”

All the best wishes and hope Josco FC is on the right path to resuscitate Kerala football.


  1. I still remember sitting at University Stadium, in Trivandrum, watching EME Center Secundrebad playing MEG, Bangalore for Kerala Trophy, here comes a ball to EME back area, T K Chatthunni was the Stopper Back- all I saw after that was, the ball flying to the street, by the police ground side. EME was playing from the library side and MEG was playing from the LMS quarters side. I still remember T K Chatthunni, a tall lanky, fair complexioned boy guarding the EME fort. EME had a Golden Jersey and Black shorts, sobccer- uniform, while MEG,Bangalore had a Merion jersey and black shorts soccer- uniform. BIR BAHADUR and WILLIAMS were the forwards for EME, Madavan was a Captain and center forward for MEG, Sampath was their Goal Keeper. T K CHATTHUNNI was a very good Stopper Back at that time for EME, Center Secundrebad, making many last minute saves for EME, Center as a Stopper Back ! ! ! Some MEMORIES ! ! !

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