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Jackichand Singh joins Mumbai City FC; Jamshedpur FC sign Farukh Choudhary in a swap deal

Jackichand Singh in an FC Goa jersey
Jackichand Singh in an FC Goa jersey

Mumbai City FC has signed Jackichand Singh from Jamshedpur FC as the Indian international reunites with Sergio Lobera as they launch a strong bid for the Indian Super League title.

The 28-year old winger enjoyed his best years with FC Goa and is delighted on reuniting with his previous manager in Sergio Lobera. He said:

“I’m thrilled to be back at Mumbai City FC. I am thankful to the management for giving me this opportunity to return to this big club and to work again with coach Sergio Lobera. I am acquainted with his philosophy, his style of play and I am aware of what he expects from me.”

Jackichand also spoke about looking ahead to represent Mumbai City FC in the ISL and praised the club’s fans. He said:

“I am also delighted to be playing again for the most amazing fans who gave me a lot of love when I was here a few years ago. I can’t wait to get going with my teammates and contribute towards our collective ambitions.”

Singh enjoyed his best years with FC Goa scoring 9 goals and provided 7 assists and helped the club reach the playoffs stage in both seasons winning the ISL shield in the 2019-20 season. Since his transfer to Jamshedpur FC, Jackichand Singh has failed to score a goal in 10 league appearances in the ongoing season of the ISL

The 28-year old is expected to make the right wing spot his own at the club as he has signed a contract for two and a half years that ends after the completion of the 2022-23 ISL season.

Farukh Choudhary moves to Jamshedpur FC

Farukh Choudhary in his previous stint with Jamshedpur FC

Farukh Choudhary in his previous stint with Jamshedpur FC

Farukh Choudhary has moved the other way in the swap deal as Jamshedpur FC welcome back the forward who slowly and steadily made himself a regular part of the starting XI.

Choudhary broke into the Jamshedpur squad as a 21-year old pacey forward and made himself a regular fixture on the teamsheet as his pace and trickery was troubling opposition full backs.

In the 2019-20 ISL season, Farukh scored a solitary goal and provided 5 assists in just over 1400 minutes of playing time being a threat in front of goal along with the ‘Golden Boot Winner’ Nerijus Valskis. 

Farukh Choudhary was delighted on putting pen to paper at the club he spent three years with and praised the new manager as well. He said:

“Jamshedpur is like home to me and I am happy to be back here. I spent 3 amazing years with the club. The coach’s trust in me was one of the biggest factors to join back the squad, and I hope to give my best to help the team qualify for the play-offs.”