Nikhil Prabhu officially signs for Roundglass Punjab FC

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2022–23 Hero I-League champion Punjab FC gets a promotion to India’s top-tier football league. Punjab FC has announced the signing of young defender Nikhil Prabhu on a three-year deal.

Player Profile: Nikhil Prabhu:

Nikhil Prabhu, a quality defender, has excellent on-the-ball ability. He has good positioning sense, great physical strength, and is smart with quick forward passes.

Hailing from Maharashtra, Nikhil Prabhu started his footballing career by making a good impression with the Mumbai FC and Thane FC junior teams. He joined the Pune City FC’s U-18 side in 2018. In the following year, when the franchise shifted base to Hyderabad FC, he joined the new team.

In 2019-20, the 22-year-old defender made his debut for the Hyderabad Reserves team in the second division league against Chennaiyin FC Reserves and also scored a goal against them.

Performance in ISL: Nikhil Prabhu:

Two seasons later, in 2022–23, Nikhil Prabhu moved to Odisha FC and made his ISL debut in a goalless draw against ATK Mohun Bagan. Prabhu also made six ISL appearances for the Juggernauts. The young star has shown promise in his game and impressed with his defensive skills.

In February 2023, Prabhu joined FC Goa and played four matches for the Gaurs.

Nikhil Prabhu’s thoughts on joining Punjab FC:

On joining Punjab FC, an exciting Nikhil Prabhu said,

“I am honored to be a part of this amazing team, which has a good mix of both young and experienced players. I am hoping that I can contribute to the successes of the club come end of the season!”

Coach’s Corner:

On acquiring the services of Prabhu and fellow young players, Punjab FC’s coach Staikos Vergetis said,

“We are excited to have these young players among us for the upcoming season. We believe they will contribute significantly to the inspiring brand of football that we desire to play and to the Club’s success going forward.”

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