Ravi Kumar is very close to returning to Mumbai City FC on a loan deal till the end of the season after spending 2 seasons away from the club at Odisha FC. The 28-year-old will join Mohammad Nawaz and Phurba Lachenpa in the Islanders Goalkeeping department.
The 6 feet tall shot-stopper was part of the Indian Arrows (Pailan Arrows/AIFF XI) set up in 2010. Along with Deepak Devrani, he was signed by Sporting Club de Goa for the 2013/14 season of the I-League. He made 38 appearances for the Panaji-based club in his two seasons there, playing the final of the Federation Cup where they lost to local rivals Churchill Brothers. SCG remains the side he has represented the most in his career.
After loan stints at Delhi Dynamos and Minerva Punjab FC, he was signed on a permanent deal by NorthEast United in 2017. He made two appearances for the Highlanders, keeping one clean sheet.
He plied his trade in the next two seasons for Mumbai City FC, subsequently moving to Odisha FC in 2020. Failing to make consolidate himself in the starting XI, he is set to return to the Islanders camp and challenge for the no.1 role.
Mumbai City have been left in a lurch at the league table, owing to their recent run of form. The outfit has picked up only 3 points from an attainable 18 in their last 6 games. Mohammad Nawaz has started between the sticks in 10 of their 12 games, while Phurba Lachenpa has featured in 2.
Ravi Kumar will look to give the young custodians a run for their money as he adds another option for Des Buckingham in the last line of defense.
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