ISL: Hugo Boumous signs three-year contract with FC Goa

The midfielder will play for the Gaurs till 2022.

Hugo Boumous scored five goals in the 2018-19 ISL season. Photo: Special Arrangement

Hugo Boumous, the midfielder, has signed a new three-year contract with FC Goa. Boumous thus becomes the first foreign player to sign a three-year deal in the Indian Super League (ISL).

Boumous joined the club in January, 2018, and since then has excelled for his team. In the 2017-18 season, he accounted for two goals and two assists as FC Goa reached the playoffs. In the 2018 Super Cup, he was the top-scorer for the side as it reached the semifinals.

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In the 2018-19 season, Boumous scored three goals and accounted for five assists. FC Goa finished as the runner-up. In the Super Cup, he played a big role in his club's title win.

'Happy'

Commenting on the new contract, Boumous said, “Staying at FC Goa was always my first priority and now I can say that I am happy to have signed a new contract that will keep me here for some time to come. This helps me buckle down and focus on what is important. I would like to thank the club for having the faith in me and the fans for always having our backs. I am confident that we will continue to have success in the years to come.”

Akshay Tandon, President of FC Goa stated, “Hugo [Boumous] is a young and versatile player, and is able to play multiple positions. He brings quality to both FC Goa and the ISL. We see him as an integral part of the squad for many years to come.”