Hero Indian Super League 2020-21 winners Mumbai City FC have signed a three-year-long deal with Mohammed Nawaz. With the Islanders‘ custodian Amrinder Singh joining ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC will be plotting to replace him with Nawaz.
The 21-year-old was a part of the India under-17 squad before he joined the Gaurs in the year 2018. He played for Goa’s reserve side that competes in the I-League 2nd division; for the rest of the season.
Nawaz was promoted to the clubs’ first team during the 2018-19 season, where he made his professional debut against NEUFC. He won the Emerging player of the match award in his second match against prevailing champions Chennaiyin FC.
Mumbai City FC’s present coach Sergio Lobera was the head coach of FC Goa in ISL 2018-19 edition. Under him Nawaz played 31 fixtures, he kept 10 clean sheets but conceded 31 goals. Although Lobera did not take him out, he let him play and improve his game and gain confidence against top-notch footballers.
FC Goa massively trusted on him, but he managed to keep 1 clean sheet while conceding 11 goals from 10 appearances.
The young custodian will reunite with his former boss Sergio Lobera in Mumbai City FC and will have a great season ahead with the club.
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