Panjim, July 25 (IANS) Moroccan midfielder Ahmed Jahouh has extended his stay with the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa, it was announced on Wednesday.
Jahouh joined the Gaurs at the beginning of the fourth season and was part of a successful season under Sergio Lobera. The Moroccan was a hugely influential member of the team dovetailing well in midfield with Edu Bedia, according to the statement.
The 29-year-old is known for his imposing physicality and was a key cog in Lobera’s system last season.
He was used as an anchorman and was integral in breaking up the play and starting to build attacks.
Jahouh dominated the league statistics, finishing as the top passer with 1,625 passes and tackles with 105 tackles through the season.
“I am delighted to have signed a contract extension with FC Goa”, he said.
“We played some amazing football last season and the entire country took note of it. But more than this, it was the amazing love and support I’ve received from the fans that made my decision to sign for this great club easier. I am very excited for the new season to begin and am really looking forward to being back in Goa,” the midfielder added.
FC Goa Head Coach, Sergio Lobera was full of praise after retaining the services of the Moroccan midfielder.
“Everybody that has seen Jahouh play already knows his great performances from last season. He was one of the best midfielders in the league and plays a key role in our system. I am very happy that he has decided to continue with us despite having many offers from other clubs,” he said.