Brandon Fernandes: A lad with bigger promise in Indian football
XtraTime Web Desk: Indian football in the last few years produced some outstanding midfielders who can appear to be a game-changer. No doubt, the transformation of FC Goa midfielder Brandon Fernandes this season has been quite breathtaking.
Like his national team compatriot Gurpreet Singh, the Goan was equally impressive in national colours for Igor Stimac. He provided three assists in five matches of the World Cup Qualifiers 2022. His deliveries from the set-pieces have beenon point and it was from his inch-perfect flag-kick that Adil Khan scored the equalizer in the dying minutes against Bangaladesh to rescue a point for the Blue Tigers.
For FC Goa, he has been equally instrumental. He has scored twice and has notched up seven assists for the Gaurs in his 17 appearances. He has made more than two key passes in each match which further substantiates his influence in the attacking third.
His impeccable ball control has allowed him to provide stability and dictate the tempo of a match in Goa’s midfield. He has seven assists in the season – the Indian with the most assists.