Former FC Goa Star Ahmed Jahouh Joins Mumbai Metropolis FC


Mumbai Metropolis confirmed, on Thursday, the arrival of midfielder Ahmed Jahouh, who performed for FC Goa for the previous three seasons of the Indian Tremendous League (ISL). The 32-year-old Moroccan joins Mumbai Metropolis FC after signing a two-year contract with the Islanders. Jahouh is reuniting along with his former coach at FC Goa Sergio Lobera and his ex-teammates Hugo Boumous, Mourtada Fall and Mandar Rao Dessai. Previous to Goa, Jahouh had beforehand labored with Lobera and Fall at Moghreb Tetouan within the 2014-15 season.

The Moroccan was pivotal to Lobera’s arrange at Goa and have become a key fixture for the Goan aspect over the following three seasons, making 56 league appearances and profitable the 2019-20 ISL League Protect and the 2019 Tremendous Cup. After signing with Mumbai Metropolis FC, Jahouh mentioned the prospect to work below Lobera once more was “too good to cross up”.

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“It’s an honour to be right here at Mumbai Metropolis amongst a number of the greatest gamers within the nation. I’ve spent three years in India and I imagine that I’ve so much left to attain. Once I spoke to the administration right here at Mumbai Metropolis in regards to the targets and the imaginative and prescient they’ve, I used to be satisfied that this Membership is the place I wished to be. And naturally, an opportunity to reunite as soon as once more with coach Sergio Lobera was too good to cross up. We’ve set excessive expectations for ourselves and so have our followers. They might not be with us right here in Goa however we will probably be pondering of them and hopefully, we’ll have one thing to have fun collectively on the finish of the season.”

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A local of Al Araoui in Morocco, Jahouh began his profession with Ittihad Khemisset earlier than shifting to Moghreb Tétouan in 2010. Jahouh plied his commerce at Moghreb for 5 seasons profitable two league titles within the course of, and featured in his final season on the membership below then coach Sergio Lobera and with teammate Mourtada Fall. Jahouh would go on to characteristic for Raja Casablanca and FUS Rabat, each in Morocco. After that, he got here to India.

Upon the signing, head coach Lobera mentioned, “Ahmed is, and I’ve mentioned this earlier than, somebody who can management the sport. He’s an distinctive participant and having labored with Ahmed earlier than, I do know he could make a distinction. He’s has the expertise to assist us within the video games and he might help carry the perfect out of these round him as nicely. Ahmed will slot in completely with the extraordinarily proficient squad we’re constructing right here and I’m comfortable to have him at Mumbai Metropolis.”

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