Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC  on Tuesday confirmed the signing of right-back Mohamad Rakip on a two-year deal.

The 20-year old, who came through the ranks of AIFF Elite Academy, signed for Kerala Blasters in 2017 and made 26 appearances for the club over the next two seasons. Rakip was also a part of the preliminary Indian squad ahead of the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup under coach Luis Norton de Matos, making multiple appearances in preparatory games.

Mohamad Rakip said he is excited to work with head coach Sergio Lobera in the upcoming season.

 “I am excited at this huge opportunity I now have in front of me and I want to thank Mumbai City for the faith they have shown in me. I am 20 and I believe that I have a lot to learn and achieve in my career. I have a lot of admiration for coach Sergio Lobera and the way he helps younger players grow. Working with the best players…

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