United Sports Club’s Kerala midfielder Asif K has joined Chirag United Kerala FC for the 2011-12 season. Asif who hails from Padne in Kasargod district had joined the Kolkata club from Malabar United last year, but failed to break into the team’s first eleven.
The 25 year old midfielder has represented the Kerala state team in various age levels and also was called for Santosh Trophy camp in 2010. Asif’s career lifted off when he joined Payyanur College in 2005. He represented the college in various tournaments and went on to represent the University team and the Kerala state youth team.
Malabar United acquired the young midfielder in 2008 as they were preparing for the second division. Playing for the club for a couple of seasons, Asif drew attention form various clubs in the country before deciding to join Kolkata club Chirag United SC.