FC Goa appoint Lokesh Bherwani as new Director of Football

Goa, September 21, 2023: FC Goa are thrilled to announce the appointment of Lokesh Bherwani as the club’s new Director of Football, ahead of the upcoming 2023-24 season of the Indian Super League (ISL). This strategic move underscores the Club’s commitment to enhancing its footballing operations and reinforcing its position among the footballing leaders in the country.

Bherwani brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this pivotal role, having played a vital role in the development and management of football operations at various levels.

Previously the Senior Manager of Player Recruitment, Scouting and Analysis at FC Goa for over six years, he now returns to the Club in his new role as Director of Football.

In his new role, Bherwani will be responsible for overseeing the club’s footballing operations, including player acquisitions, talent development, and strategic planning. His vision aligns perfectly with FC Goa’s objective to create a sustainable and successful footballing ecosystem that nurtures local talent while achieving excellence on the national and international stages.

Commenting on the appointment, Ravi Puskur, CEO of FC Goa, said, “Lokesh has a deep-rooted understanding of the club’s inner workings. Having been involved in various capacities within the organization, he has developed an intricate knowledge of our culture, values, and objectives. His familiarity with every aspect of the club, from the youth development program to the first team, positions him uniquely to excel, which has led to his promotion to the position of Director of Football. This transition is a logical and natural progression for him.

“Given his extensive experience and intimate knowledge of the club, I have no doubt that he will quickly adapt to the demands and responsibilities that come with being the Director of Football. His ability to hit the ground running will undoubtedly benefit the club in numerous ways. His dedication, passion, and expertise are sure to play a significant role in shaping the club’s continued success,” he further added.

Bherwani expressed his enthusiasm for his new role, stating, “I am honored to be a part of FC Goa, a club that has demonstrated tremendous growth and potential in the Indian football landscape. I look forward to working closely with the management, coaching staff, and players to drive the club’s footballing vision forward. Together, we will strive to achieve excellence and make FC Goa a force to be reckoned with.”

This appointment comes as FC Goa gears up for the upcoming football season. The Gaurs will play their first match of ISL 2023-24 on Monday, October 2 against Punjab FC at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.

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