ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC ropes in midfielder Ahmed Jahouh

Mumbai City FC has roped in Moroccan midfielder Ahmed Jahouh for the upcoming Indian Super League season, starting in November.

Ahmed Jahouh

Moroccon midfielder Ahmed Jahouh played for FC Goa earlier.   -  Special arrangement

Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City FC has roped in Moroccan midfielder Ahmed Jahouh for the upcoming season, starting in November.

The 32-year-old Moroccan joins the club on a two-year contract. He started his career with Ittihad Khemisset before moving to Moghreb T鴯uan in 2010. Jahouh plied his trade at Moghreb for five seasons winning two league titles in the process, and featured in his last season at the club under then coach Sergio Lobera.

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In 2017, Jahouh reunited with Lobera in India at FC Goa and became a key fixture for the Gaurs over the next three seasons, making 56 ISL appearances and winning the 2019/20 title as well as the Super Cup.

“I have spent three years in India and I believe that I have a lot left to achieve. When I spoke to the management at Mumbai City about the targets and the vision they have, I was convinced that this club is where I wanted to be,” Ahmed was quoted as saying in a media release.

“And of course, a chance to reunite once again with coach Lobera was too good to pass up,” he added.

Head coach Lobera on his part said that the Moroccan is someone “who can control the game.”

“He is an exceptional player and having worked with Ahmed before, I know he can make a difference,” Lobera said.

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