07 Nov 2019, 18:37 IST

Mumbai, sixth November 2019: – Mumbai Metropolis FC have added 18-year-old Mohammed Asif Khan to their squad for the 2019-20 version of the Indian Tremendous League, changing defender Anwar Ali.

The Mumbai-born attacking midfielder impressed the membership in the course of the open trials final 12 months for the Islanders’ u18 facet and he by no means seemed again after his choice for the membership. His efficiency in the course of the 2018-19 u18 I-League season was spectacular as, enjoying eight video games and racking up 4 objectives and two assists.

One in every of his 4 strikes from final season, in opposition to Iron Born FC, was voted by the followers because the membership’s finest objective in 2019 throughout all of the Islanders’ groups, profitable the 2019 MCFC Purpose Cup.

Talking on including the native lad to the squad, Mumbai Metropolis FC head coach Jorge Costa mentioned, “Asif is a uncooked expertise and has super potential. He has been coaching with the senior facet for the reason that begin of the season and had impressed us together with his skills in the course of the periods. I consider that his urge to win and his nature to show himself on the sphere will make him an asset for us within the facet.”

The midfielder shall be taking the place of Anwar Ali, one other teenager within the squad, who was not too long ago identified with a medical situation. “It’s a troublesome second for younger Anwar. He shall be present process an analysis with additional exams to find out the precise nature of his situation. All of us at Mumbai Metropolis FC together with the AIFF are doing the whole lot we will to assist him,” mentioned Membership CEO Indranil Das Blah.

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