Nishu Kumar: The defender with a habit of scoring splendid goals

KOZHIKODE: Splendid goals can come from any part of the pitch, or rather from any player. But one man who has made it a habit of scoring wonderful goals from an unusual position is Kerala Blasters defender Nishu Kumar.

The left-back produced a fabulous effort against RoundGlass Punjab FC at the EMS Corporation Stadium on Saturday, April 8, 2023, to put his side in a comfortable position from which they won the match 3-1 in front of a boisterous bunch of fans. The 25-year-old received the ball inside the box, cut inside to dummy a defender, and curled his right footer in a way that the ball glided it’s way as it nestled into the side-netting.

This was not the first time, however, that Nishu has scored such a goal. Earlier this season, the full-back had scored against Odisha FC, a goal which can only be labelled as a carbon copy of the one netted against RoundGlass Punjab last night. The full-back has also scored a few long rangers in the past years, namely against Hyderabad FC back in his Bengaluru FC days, and also for India against Jordan, back in 2019.

“It feels great to score like that. I’ve practiced that move many times, and scored a few in similar fashion too,” Nishu told “I’ve always been trying to score like this.

“It was also a crucial point in the match, and the contest between the two teams was quite close, so that goal turned out to be very important for us at that point,” said Nishu. “I’m happy that I could be the one to provide our team with security.”

The 3-1 result puts Kerala Blasters in a commanding position in Group A, where they lead with three points to their name, followed by Bengaluru FC and Sreenidi Deccan, both of whom are on a point each.

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