Kerala Blasters FC midfielder Adrian Luna to miss Hero Super Cup
Hero Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters FC, on Wednesday, announced that midfielder Adrian Luna won’t be part of their squad for the upcoming Hero Super Cup, which is set to be held in Kerala. Luna will miss the tournament due to personal reasons.
"The club would like to inform its fans that Adrian Luna has been granted extended leave for personal reasons. As a result, he will not be participating in the upcoming edition of the Hero Super Cup. We understand the importance of this competition, but we respect Adrian's need for time away from the team," read a statement from Kerala Blasters FC.
🚨 𝗖𝗟𝗨𝗕 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗠𝗘𝗡𝗧 🚨#ഒന്നായിപോരാടാം #KBFC #KeralaBlasters pic.twitter.com/GZGXubmcOP— Kerala Blasters FC (@KeralaBlasters) March 29, 2023
Luna was an important player for the Blasters as the club qualified for the Hero ISL playoffs during the 2022-23 season. He featured in 20 games for the club, contributing four goals and six assists. This was the first time that the Blasters qualified for the playoffs in back-to-back Hero ISL seasons.
The Hero Super Cup is scheduled to begin from April 8 with the winners getting a chance to seal qualification for the group stages of the AFC Cup 2023-24. The winners of the Hero Super Cup will then play Hero I-League champions Gokulam Kerala FC for a AFC Cup group stage berth. But if Gokulam Kerala win the Hero Super Cup, they get an automatic entry to group stages of the AFC Cup 2023-24.
Kerala Blasters FC have been drawn alongside Bengaluru FC, RoundGlass Punjab FC and the winner of Qualifier one in Group A of the Hero Super Cup.