A goalkeeper by accident, Mohammad Nawaz started his youth career at YOSC (Youth Organisation Social Club) at his native Imphal, Manipur. An injury to their regular keeper opened the doors for the talented youngster who never looked back.
Having impressed at various national level tournaments for Manipur, the youngster was drafted in to the national U16 set up. The athletic Nawaz made it to the Indian team for the U16 AFC Championships in 2016 but missed the squad for the FIFA U17 World Cup.
Nawaz signed for FC Goa in January, 2018. He played for the Gaurs in the Goa Pro League as well as the I-League second division in the 2017-18. His impressive displays caught the eye of Sergio Lobera, who promoted him to the senior ahead of the 2018-19 ISL season. In his maiden season in the ISL, Nawaz kept 4 clean sheets for the Gaurs.