ISL 2018-19: Midfielder Ahmed Jahouh extends stay with FC Goa

Panaji: FC Goa on Wednesday announced that Moroccan midfielder Ahmed Jahouh has extended his contract with the club ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL).

The 29-year-old, who joined the club in the fourth season of the ISL, became an influential member of the team complimenting well in midfield with Spanish footballer Edu Bedia.

Reflecting on his contract extension, Jahouh said that he is delighted to extend his stay while admitting that it’s been amazing playing with the team.

“I am delighted to have signed a contract extension with FC Goa. 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,” Jahouh said.

“I am very excited for the new season to begin and am really looking forward to being back in Goa,” he added.

The midfielder is known for his imposing physicality and was a key cog in head coach Sergio Lobera’s system, last season. He was used as an anchorman and was integral in breaking up the play and starting to build attacks.

The head coach praised the footballer for his great performances and termed him as `one of the best midfielders` in the league.

“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,” Lobera said.

“I am very happy that he has decided to continue with us despite having many offers from other clubs,” he added.

Last season, Jahouh finished as the top passer with 1,625 passes in the ISL, along with 105 tackles.