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Jackichand knows a thing or two about moving from one club to another …
Since 2014, Jackichand Singh has played for eight teams and that includes five Indian Super League (ISL) clubs. If Jackichand’s Instagram bio doesn’t contain the word ‘wanderlust’, we will rebel.
The Manipur winger began his career with Royal Wahingdoh and has since been an effective outlet on the flanks of every team he’s been a part of. As of January 2021, he has 13 goals and 13 assists in 85 appearances for ISL.
Jackichand has also managed to find a decent amount of first team minutes at all of these clubs. He has scored more than 1,000 minutes in each of the last four seasons. Does that mean it’s really good?
The 28-year-old India international winger is one of those players who gives 100 percent every time he takes the field. He also gets a six out of ten on every game, which means he’s neither world-class nor terrible in most games. This makes it a popular choice for coaches who want their wingers to not only work hard off the ball, but also try to be adventurous in the last third.
Coming into his new stage in Mumbai City after spending the first half of the season in Jamshedpur, the player already has three assists to his name. It is also a double reunion for the player.
Only once in the last six years has Jackichand spent more than one season at the same club and it was at FC Goa under the technical direction of Sergio Lobera. In his first season with the Gaurs, Jacki had four goals and four assists. In his second, he further improved his goal tally, scoring five goals and three assists in 18 games.
|2015-16||FC Pune City||Pune|
|2016||Salgaocar FC||Go to|
|2016||Mumbai City FC||Mumbai|
|2018-20||FC Goa||Go to|
|2020-21||Mumbai City FC||Mumbai|
It is also your second stop in Mumbai City. He played eight games and scored a goal for the Islanders during ISL’s third season.
Lobera’s Mumbai are comfortably at the top of the league table with a five-point lead over second-placed ATK Mohun Bagan after 12 matches. Jackichand’s arrival will give the player more options to play as the City Football Group-owned club battles for the title.