Odisha FC have made a resounding statement in the transfer market with the signing of midfield dynamo Ahmed Jahouh. The Moroccan maestro, who has previously played under the tutelage of Sergio Lobera at FC Goa and Mumbai City FC, joins the club on a 2-year contract.
With an impressive trophy cabinet that includes two Hero ISL League Winner’s Shields (one with FC Goa and another with Mumbai City FC) as well as a Hero ISL title (with Mumbai City FC), Jahouh brings a wealth of experience and a winning mentality to the Odisha FC squad.
Jahouh’s journey in the Hero ISL began at FC Goa, where he quickly established himself as one of the league’s finest midfielders. Under the tactical guidance of Sergio Lobera, renowned for his attacking brand of football, Jahouh’s skills thrived, and he became an indispensable part of FC Goa’s success.
His exceptional passing range, vision, composure, and his contributions played a pivotal role in the team’s triumph in the Hero ISL League Winners Shield.
Following his successful stint with FC Goa, Jahouh reunited with coach Lobera at Mumbai City FC, further solidifying his reputation as a midfield maestro. Once again, he showcased his exceptional abilities, dictating play from the center of the park and providing a shield for the defense.
Jahouh’s tireless work rate, combined with his exceptional ability to break up opposition attacks and initiate quick counter-attacks, played a crucial role in Mumbai City FC’s title-winning campaign in the Hero ISL.
Furthermore, his presence in the dressing room will provide invaluable guidance and mentorship to the younger players, creating a positive environment for growth and development. He will once again join hands with Sergio Lobera who recently took over as head coach at the club.
A few more players who played under Lobera are expected to join him at OFC.