Gokulam Kerala FC have appointed Cameroonian-German manager Richard Towa as their new head coach ahead of the upcoming season. The 52-year-old UEFA Pro Licence holder is a former Cameroonian international player who helped Cameroon qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. At club level, he played initially in Cameroon and then for Fortuna Düsseldorf and SC Fortuna Köln in Germany.
Towa began his managerial career with Fortuna Düsseldorf as a youth coach and went on to coach youth teams at a few German clubs over the years. He also served as a scout for FC Koln in 2007-08.
With the Cameroon National Team, he was coach for the U-17 and U-23 teams for a number of years and also took on the manager role for a number of Cameroonian clubs – his most recent stint was with Union Douala between the years 2019 and 2021.
Richard will replace the hugely successful Vincenzo Alberto Annese at Gokulam Kerala FC. The Italian won two back-to-back I-League titles with GKFC.