ISL: Rowllin Borges extends Mumbai City stay until 2024

Rowllin Borges made 20 appearances for the Islanders in the 2020/21 season, scoring twice and providing an assist.

Mumbai City FC midfielder Rowllin Borges during the 2020-21 season.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

India international midfielder Rowllin Borges has agreed to a contract extension with the defending Indian Super League champion Mumbai City FC until 2024, with an option to extend for a further year. 

The 28-year-old was a vital cog in the Mumbai City squad that clinched the unique ‘double’ in the 2020/21 season, winning the ISL League Winners’ Shield and the ISL Trophy. The Goan midfield lynchpin made 20 appearances for the Islanders in the 2020/21 season, scoring twice and providing an assist. With 1124 completed passes, Rowllin also finished the season in the top three passers in the league.

READ | ISL 2020-21: Rowllin Borges, Mumbai City's man in the middle

Borges signed for Mumbai City from NorthEast United in the 2018-19 season. Borges has established his position as one of the best midfielders in the country and will continue to be a key figure for Sergio Lobera’s Islanders in a highly anticipated 2021-22 campaign and the foreseeable future. 

"This team, this club, it is my family. I am delighted to commit my future here, with Mumbai City. The last two years of my career have been an incredible learning curve for me and especially the last season - it was nothing short of a dream for all of us," said Borges.

“Coach Sergio Lobera's style is very unique, and it's the style I enjoy the most. I have evolved both as a player and as a person under him, and it's a great moment for me to be able to continue here at Mumbai City for the best years of my career. Last season's trophies was just the beginning for us, and I am looking forward to celebrating a lot more successes with the Islanders' family for a long time to come." 

Lobera said, "As I have said before, to win trophies you need to have good Indian players and I think Rowllin is the best in his position. He has consistently shown his quality and he proved it again last season in particularly tough circumstances. He’s a figure of inspiration for his teammates and everyone in the group. It's really good to have him around. He is not only experienced, but also a great team player, and for me that matters the most."

For more updates, follow Sportstar on :