FC Goa have announced the signings of India U-19 goalkeeper Mohammed Nawaz and winger H. Lalmuankima. Nawaz will join the development team of FC Goa that plays in the Goa Pro League while Lalmuankima will showcase his skills in the first team set-up.
Nawaz is a Manipuri born goalkeeper, who was part of the Indian team that took part in the 2016 BRICS U-17 tournament held in Goa and started for the team in their fixtures against eventual winners Brazil, China, Russia and South Africa. He was also a part of the Indian U-19 team that took part in the AFC U-19 championship in Saudi Arabia recently.
Lalmuankima is an established I-league player, who made his professional debut with Aizawl FC in I-League in December 2016 He is a winger, who can play as a forward/inside forward as well. He made history with Aizawl when the club won the 2016- 2017, finishing ahead of a number of Indian heavyweights.
Mizoram born Lalmuankima had earlier played for Luangmual and Chanmari before joining Aizawl. He was awarded the Best Forward of 2017 in the Mizoram Premier League.
The Indian Super League club, FC Goa is owned by the Venugopal Dhoot and Jaydev Mody-backed Goan Football Club Pvt. Ltd.