Gokulam Kerala FC is reaping the benefits of their toil.

Gokulam Kerala FC have won the I-League title twice in five years . The club has won the Durand Cup, the Indian Womens League title, and two Kerala Premier League titles .

The founding goal of Gokulam Kerala FC was to become a champion team.Though it isn't that difficult, Gokulam has walked the talk, not once but twice in the I-League, the most competitive league they've ever played in.Gokulam's mens and womens teams have contributed to a trophy-laden five years by winning the Durand Cup, the Indian Womens League title, and two Kerala Premier League titles, as well as two I-League titles in Kozhikode.Of all their accomplishments to date, perhaps the most important was to win the I-League title this season.

Many clubs have failed miserably at defending their titles the next season.Former champions have reportedly folded up after winning the championship, according to Praveen.Since losing 13 of their championship-winning players last season, Gokulams' title defense was tense.Nine new faces were introduced, the majority of whom came from their reserve squad.

According to Praveen, we started the season early and made changes and subtractions to achieve the right balance.When the league was suspended in January, the signing of proven goal scorer Luka Majcen, for example, was particularly decisive.We had experienced players who made a difference in each area.However, what has been remarkable is how we have adapted to the opponents.

In my second season here, I also began to appreciate Indian football better.Not only me, but our captain Sharif Mukhammad, Aminou Bouba, Majcen, and others have all had time to settle.Annese talked about his second season, which has made a bit of a difference this time around.Gokulam's latest victory came at a time when Kerala football is on a high note.

People used to ask me stupidly why we do not have a Kerala-based club in the I-League for some time.Gokulam is the correct answer to this question.Winning the I-League isn't easy, but Sushanth Mathew, who led Gokulam in their debut season, said that it takes a lot of effort from players, coaches, and management to do it twice in a row.Gokulam's quest for titles is expected to continue, with promotion to the ISL on the cards for next season's I-League winners.

We just need to be deliberate with our signings so we have a decent team to play in the ISL, said Praveen.