Mumbai City FC confirm signing of goalkeeper Nawaz

Mumbai City FC confirm signing of goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz

Nawaz recorded as many as nine clean sheets in 33 appearances in his first two seasons with the Goan side

The 21-year-old joins the franchise on a three-year contract until May 2024. Credit: Twitter/@nawaz_nao

Reigning Indian Super League champions Mumbai City FC on Monday announced the arrival of goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz into the club.

The 21-year-old joins the franchise on a three-year contract until May 2024, a media statement issued by the club here stated.

A product of AIFF Elite Academy, Nawaz secured a move to FC Goa in 2018, where he featured for the club's reserve team in the I-League second division and was handed a first team debut during the 2018-19 campaign.

Having played an instrumental role in FC Goa's successful campaigns in 2018-19 and 2019-20, winning the Super Cup and the League Winners' Shield, the 21-year-old custodian became a pivotal member of Gaurs' set-up.

He recorded as many as nine clean sheets in 33 appearances in his first two seasons with the Goan side.

The Manipur-born player, who represented India at the 2016 BRICS U-17 tournament, made 10 appearances for FC Goa in the 2020-21 season during their run to the semifinals.

Nawaz said, "I would like to thank Mumbai City FC for showing faith in me and giving me the opportunity to play at a club that wants to win games and win trophies."

"I had a chance to speak to many of my friends who are now my teammates and they spoke highly of the great culture at the club," he added.

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