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ISL 2022-23: Mumbai City captain Mourtada Drop signals 1-12 months deal extension

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Mumbai Metropolis FC announce that club captain Mourtada Slide has signed a one particular-year contract extension, which will see him commit his future to the Islanders until finally the conclude of the 9th season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2022-23).

Mourtada Slide stated, “I am delighted to have prolonged my remain with the Mumbai Town loved ones. It’s been a superb journey with the club so significantly. We loved a effective period past calendar year, and we are hopeful of generating this period a unforgettable a single as very well. In addition, to guide a club like Mumbai Town is a genuine honour for me. The mentor, guidance staff and gamers have proven terrific faith in me. I am truly grateful for their support and I want to go on to give my very best to this excellent team. I search ahead to generating much more excellent recollections with the Club and hopefully, we will be equipped to share them with our fans in the stands quickly.”

Head Coach, Des Buckingham said, “Fall is an exemplary character and is an outstanding qualified to work with. His management and encounter both of those on and off the pitch are critical assets to us. He understands very effectively the tasks he has, not just as our captain but also as a Mumbai Metropolis participant. He has revealed to be one particular of the most effective defenders in the ISL around the earlier four seasons and I am pretty delighted that he has extended his keep with us.”

Mourtada Drop Profession

Slide started off his career with Moroccan club Moghreb Tétouan, where by he featured for three seasons and received the Botola Pro 1 marketing campaign in 2011-12. He then plied his trade for Kuwait’s Al-Arabi SC and Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca with a truly prosperous spell with the latter in 2016-17, successful the Botola Professional 1 and the CAF Champions League. The Senegalese defender created his ISL debut in 2018-19 with FC Goa and went on to grow to be one of the best defenders in the division, winning the 2019 Super Cup and the 2019-20 ISL League Winners’ Defend.

The 34-year-aged centre-50 %, who joined the Islanders from FC Goa in 2020, was 1 of the primary architects of Mumbai City’s exceptional ‘double’ in the past time, profitable the ISL League Winners’ Shield and the ISL Trophy. Forward of the 2021-22 year, Tumble was named the Islanders’ captain and has absent on to make 13 appearances and has scored two times.

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