Indian Football: Kerala Blasters striker CK Vineeth honoured with Youth Icon award

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The Kerala-born striker, who is set to don the yellow kit for Blasters this season in ISL, will now take the field as the Youth Icon of the state...

Kerala Blasters striker CK Vineeth was honoured with the 'Youth Icon' award by the Kerala State Youth Commission at a prestigious ceremony held in the state's capital Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. The striker, who hails from the urban agglomeration of Kannur, was chosen as the recipient of the award for his contribution in the field of sports in the state.

The ceremony which was held at Government Women's College in the capital city, saw several esteemed artists and celebrities receive accolades for excellence in their respective field of work. Kerala actor Prithviraj Sukumaran, agriculturist Rajesh Krishnan, writer PV Shaji Kumar and entrepreneur Varun Chandran were the other recipients bestowed with the award.

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"A BIG thank you to the Kerala State Youth Commission for naming me Youth Icon of the Year in the field of Sports" the awardee tweeted, expressing his delight at the formal recognition.

Vineeth was earlier felicitated by the Kerala Football Association along with defender Anas Edathodika for their excellent performances throughout the 2016-17 season. The Kannur-lad was the first player to be retained by the Yellow Army ahead of the fourth season of Indian Super League

The 29-year-old striker, who was previously contracted to Bengaluru FC in I-League, played a huge part in propelling Blasters to the final of last season's ISL. The fan-favourite decision to retain the player means that the state's 'Youth Icon' can continue to inspire football fans across the state as he prepares for the new season.`

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