Mumbai City FC have brought onboard former Gokulam Kerala FC right-back Naocha Singh on a three-year contract. The 22-year-old won the I-League with the Malabarians last season and featured in every match of their title-winning campaign.
From Manipur, Singh was part of the youth team setup at NEROCA FC. In 2017, he switched sides to join TRAU FC who were competing in the 2nd Division League. The following season, he moved back to NEROCA FC and played in the 2018-19 I-League.
After a year each at both the Imphal-based clubs, Naocha was signed by Gokulam Kerala FC in July of 2019. He played in the Durand Cup 2019 and played every minute of every match as GKFC went on to win the cup competition. Over the next two seasons, Singh was an important part of Gokulam’s I-League team and won the league last season with the club.
Overall, the fullback who can play on either side of the pitch has featured in 36 matches across three seasons in the I-League.
Naocha Singh, Stats, I-League 2020-21
|Total||Position||Minutes played||Goals||Assists||Shots / on target||xG||Passes / accurate||Long passes / accurate||Crosses / accurate||Dribbles / successful||Duels / won||Aerial duels / won||Interceptions||Losses / own half||Recoveries / opp. half||Yellow card||Red card|
|Huidrom Naocha Singh||LB, LCB||1477||0||1||18/38.9%||0.55||517/72.5%||81/40.7%||41/29.3%||44/63.6%||330/62.7%||40/60%||70||160/43.8%||169/18.9%||3||0|