Carlos Peña extends stay at FC Goa

After brilliant performances in the ISL and taking the club to its first ever Super Cup victory, the Spaniard has decided to extend his contract and remain with the side for another season.

Carlos Pena was part of the Hero Super Cup-winning FC Goa squad this year. (The Hindu)   -  BISWARANJAN ROUT

Spanish defender Carlos Peña has extended his contract with FC Goa and will spend the 2019/20 season in their colours.

The left-back was a vital cog in the FC Goa team that reached the final of the ISL this season and helped the club to its first ever Hero Super Cup victory.

With his Senegalese teammate Mourtada Fall, the pair made a formidable duo in the centre of defense and helped the Gaurs keep 9 clean sheets in 14 outings.

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"This has been a good season for me. I have felt at home in Goa. I and my family are very happy with everything that surrounds the club and we are overjoyed to have been able to extend our stay for one more year," said Peña.

"I am happy to give our fans, their first taste of silverware. But by saying that, we can't settle just for that. I am ambitious and so is the club.  We have set our eyes even higher for the coming season and I hope to help achieve that,” the 35-year-old said.

"We are delighted to have Carlos (Peña) as a part of the Gaur family for another season. He is a real leader. He is a great guy to have both on the pitch as well as in the locker room. Carlos was vital to our success last season and we feel he will play a very important role next season," said FC Goa co-owner and President Akshay Tandon as he welcomed the news.

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