Gouramangi backs Nabi to give his best shot at DC United

Washington DC: Syed Rahim Nabi has been approached by Major Soccer League (MLS) outfit DC United and IMG-Reliance are said to be "looking positively at the proposal", according to the player`s agency - The FootballEdge.

While the India defender is set to travel to the States in the month of September, Gouramangi Moiranthem feels that Nabi deserves the opportunity and urges his fellow countryman to give his best shot.

"It (trial at DC United) is good news for Nabi first and for other players to think about it (possible opportunity). Nabi has been consistently performing well for the last few years and I think he deserves it," said the 27-year-old, speaking exclusively to Goal.

"I would say that there`s no harm in trying. You (Nabi) have been working hard in India and now when you have this opportunity to train in a better facility and football culture...though India is trying to catch-up with other Asian countries at least.

"Whether it`s a bad move or good, only time will tell. As everyone knows, a footballer`s career is very short. Not everyone is going to be a Paul Scholes or a Ryan Giggs. So Nabi should go out and give it his best. I`m sure he has the best wishes from the football fans from all over the country."

`Mangi` is eager for another chance after his trial at Melbourne Hearts FC three years ago

Gouramangi went on to keep his options open for a similar opportunity that beckons his India team-mate. It must be noted that the India international had given a trial at Australia’s Melbourne Hearts FC back in 2010 but things didn’t work out for the former Prayag United centre-back.

"Tomorrow, if any proper opportunity comes for me as well, then I`ll also think about it. Today, it`s still premature to talk about it, because tomorrow I just want to play," he remarked.

Meanwhile Gouramangi has been training with a few local clubs in his hometown to keep himself in the right shape ahead of the new season.