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Former FC Goa midfielder Ahmed Jahouh signs for Mumbai City FC

Former FC Goa midfielder Ahmed Jahouh signs for Mumbai City FC
Ahmed Jahouh – The Conductor of the FC Goa Orchestra over the last three seasons | Source: FC Goa

Former FC Goa midfield lynchpin Ahmed Jahouh has penned a two-year contract with Mumbai City FC ahead of the upcoming season of the ISL.

From Morocco, Ahmed started his career in Khemisset-based Ittihad Khemisset in 2006 before switching over to Moghreb Tétouan in 2010. He won the Moroccan top tier league Botola Pro 1 twice with Moghreb in 2011-12 and 2013-14.

In 2015, Jahouh left Moghreb Tétouan and turned up for a couple of other clubs in Morocco following which he decided to follow former Moghreb Tétouan coach Sergio Lobera to the shores of Goa.

Ahmed has been the the architect of Goa’s midfield and their success over the last three seasons. The Gaurs picked up the Super Cup in 2019 and were the league winners in the 2019-20 ISL season. Overall in 56 matches in the ISL, Jahouh has a passing accuracy of 78.8 %, averages 7.3 tackles per game and makes nearly two interceptions per match.

With Hugo Boumous and Mourtada Fall already on their way from Goa to Mumbai to join the gaffer Lobera who recently signed for the Islanders, it was only a matter of time Jahouh followed suit.

There is however evidence that the 32-year-old could be in decline. Here’s an analytical piece we wrote a few months ago delving into his stats over the last two seasons.

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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. 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

Ahmed Jahouh to MCFC

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.

Ahmed will fit in perfectly with the extremely talented squad we are building here and I am happy to have him at Mumbai City.

Sergio Lobera to MCFC

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