Kochi: July 22, 2020: Kerala Blasters FC is proud to announce the signing of the promising Indian full back Nishu Kumar, on a 4 year contract, for the 7th edition of the India Super League (ISL). The 22 – year old youngster hailing from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, started his footballing journey with the Chandigarh Football Academy at the age of 11. In 2011, he was selected by the AIFF Elite Academy, where he trained for 4 years and continued his development. He won his big break at the age of 18, when he signed for Bengaluru FC in 2015. The aspiring youngster made over 70 appearances for the club and won the ISL with the team, in 2018-19. Nishu Kumar was a mainstay in the BFC defence over the last 2 ISL seasons where he scored a goal in each season and maintained an average pass accuracy of over 70%,. The versatile full back, has represented the Indian National team in the U – 19, U – 23 and the Senior level. His consistent and spectacular performances earned him a senior team call up in 2018, where he scored 1 goal during his debut match against Jordan.
“In this footballing journey, I am all set to embrace a new challenge, being a part of Kerala Blasters FC. I will give my best for the club, hoping to win many trophies together and bring joy to all the supporters who have been there with the club throughout these years. I am looking forward to playing in front of the passionate Kerala Blasters fans who have forever been loud, proud and the heartbeat of the club in God’s own country. Inni Yennum Yellow!” says a thrilled Nishu Kumar on joining Kerala Blasters.
Kerala Blasters FC Sporting Director, Karolis Skinkys said “I would like to congratulate Nishu on joining the club. I’m positive that he will add value to our team with his quality and effort. Nishu is an ambitious youngster looking to achieve greater heights for himself and the club. I am looking forward to guiding him in realizing his ambition and in his position, become a preferred choice in the National team. I’m proud and very happy to have him in our team”.