FC Goa retains Ahmed Jahouh for another year

The Gaurs will be happy about the Moroccon midfielder's plans to stay on with the club, having helped the team qualify for the playoffs in the last two seasons and finishing runners-up in the last edition of the Indian Super League.

Ahmed Jahouh

Moroccon midfielder Ahmed Jahouh will stay on with FC Goa for another year.   -  Special arrangement

Indian Super League (ISL) outfit FC Goa on Thursday announced that Ahmed Jahouh had agreed to one-year contract extension. The new contract will see the Moroccan midfielder dawn the orange of FC Goa again for the 2019—20 season.

In two seasons, Jahouh has carved out a niche of being one of the best passers of the ball India has ever seen.

Topping the passing charts in each of the last 2 seasons, the Moroccan has also been among the top when it comes to tackles and interceptions.

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With him at the helm of affairs in midfield, the Gaurs qualified for playoffs in the last two seasons, finishing runners-up in the past one.

“I have loved playing in Goa and under Sergio Lobera. Looking back, I would say coming to India, especially Goa, was one of the best decisions I have made. Away from the game, the fans have been fantastic. I would love to win them an ISL trophy and that’s another big reason that I have decided to extend my stay for one more year," the Moroccan said.

Expressing his happiness at Jahouh’s stay, FC Goa President Akshay Tandon said, “His performances speak for itself. Jahouh is undoubtedly one of the best midfielders in the country and we are ecstatic at having been able to extend his stay for another season.”

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