After a scorching start to his Durand Cup campaign, Muhammed Nemil is aiming for more first-team act
Muhammed Nemil's signing by FC Goa two years ago was widely considered as a declaration of intent by the Indian Super League (ISL) team. The child, who joined the Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) programme in 2015 at the age of 13, was one of the organization's inaugural graduates.
Nemil had established himself in Indian youth football circles by the time FC Goa called, and the club was praised for signing him as it demonstrated their talent scouting capabilities.
The 20-year-old has unquestionably left his imprint at the Goa-based club after two years. Sport fans throughout the nation have sat up and taken notice of his performances, particularly in Durand Cups.
The teenage player scored four goals in six games in the 2021 tournament, including a brace against Jamshedpur FC in the group stages that helped the Gaurs win the trophy for the first time. Nemil is once again the centre of attention as the Boys in Orange attempt to retain their title in the ongoing Durand Cup competition because he has already scored twice in as many games.