FC Goa's Saviour Gama signs contract extension until 2021

Alongside Mohammad Nawaz, Liston Colaco and Princeton Rebello, Saviour Gama progressed to senior football, making six appearances in the ISL and the Hero Super Cup.

Saviour Gama (L) during an Indian Super League match.   -  ISL Sportzpics

FC Goa defender Saviour Gama has signed a contract extension which will keep him at the Indian Super League (ISL) club until 2021.

The 22-year-old left-back was one of four players to make the step up to FC Goa's first team from the developmental squad, which won the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League this year.

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Alongside Mohammad Nawaz, Liston Colaco and Princeton Rebello, Gama made the step up to senior football, making six appearances in the ISL and the Hero Super Cup.

"I'm very happy to be staying here at the club. I hope I can improve a lot more in the next two years and beyond. I've been in Goa my whole life, and was born here. It's my home," said Gama, who was a part of the FC Goa Super Cup-winning team.

Born in Margao, Gama played for FC Bardez in the TACA under-20 league and SESA Football Academy in the GPL, before being spotted at a FC Goa. His displays for the developmental side impressed coach Sergio Lobera enough to earn him a place on the pre-season trip to Spain.

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Derrick Pereira, Head of Youth Development and Technical Director praised the youngster: “This contract extension is deserved and I hope Saviour takes this opportunity to improve even further. His performances with the development team showed us that he could improve our style of play and he has shown exactly that. If he keeps this level up, I see him making it to the national team in the future.”

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