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ISL: Mumbai City FC ropes in midfielder Ahmed Jahouh

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Mumbai City FC logo.
Mumbai City FC logo.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 22 (ANI): Ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season, Mumbai City FC on Thursday announced the signing of midfielder Ahmed Jahouh.

The 32-year-old Moroccan joins the Club after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Islanders.

A native of Al Araoui in Morocco, Jahouh started his career with Ittihad Khemisset before moving to Moghreb Tetouan in 2010.

Jahouh plied his trade at Moghreb for five seasons winning two league titles in the process and featured in his last season at the club under then-coach Sergio Lobera and with teammate Mourtada Fall. Jahouh would go on to feature for Raja Casablanca and FUS Rabat, both in Morocco.

"It is an honour to be here at Mumbai City among some of the best players in the country. I have spent three years in India and I believe that I have a lot left to achieve," said Ahmed in an official statement.

"When I spoke to the management here at Mumbai City about the targets and the vision they have, I was convinced that this Club is where I wanted to be. And of course, a chance to reunite once again with coach Sergio Lobera was too good to pass up," he added.

In 2017, Jahouh reunited with Lobera in India at FC Goa. The Moroccan was pivotal to Sergio Lobera's set up and became a key fixture for the Goan side over the next three seasons, making 56 league appearances and winning the 2019/20 ISL League Shield and the 2019 Super Cup.

"Ahmed is, and I've said this before, someone who can control the game. He is an exceptional player and having worked with Ahmed before, I know he can make a difference. He has the experience to help us in the games and he can help bring the best out of those around him as well," said Head coach Sergio Lobera.

"Ahmed will fit in perfectly with the extremely talented squad we are building here and I am happy to have him at Mumbai City," he added. (ANI)