K P Rahul, a promising young footballer from Kerala who had played a significant role in last year’s Santosh trophy victory, has now decided to leave the state. The reason being unfulfilled promises by the Kerala Government.
After Kerala state football team’s victory in the 2017-18 Santosh Trophy, the Pinarayi Vijayan led Government had promised a house and a job to Rahul for playing a pivotal role. But to his much disappointment, there were no progress afterwards.
The youngster has now abandoned the dreams of a house and job and decided to play for a team in Chennai. Rahul, who belongs to Pilikkode, now lives with his family in a single room hut built on a 10-cent plot received as excess land at Chembrakanam.
After the authorities promised him a house, revenue land measuring 7 cents was identified at Varakkode, also in Pilikkode. The Sports Council soon asked Rahul to submit the plan for the house. Though the youth visited the authorities at village office and other places several times for the purpose, all he faced was neglect.
Finally, Rahul was forced to give up on his dream for a good house. Nothing happened regarding the job promise also.
Meanwhile, Rahul has received an opportunity to attend a selection camp of a Chennai based team. “Heading to Chennai after winning the Santosh Trophy for my home state is indeed a matter of torment,” says the football player.