Hugo Boumous signs new long-term FC Goa deal

Hugo Adnan Boumous of FC Goa celebrates after scoring a goal during match 57 of the Hero Indian Super League 2018 ( ISL ) between FC Goa and Northeast United FC held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa, India on the 14th December 2018 Photo by: Faheem Hussain /SPORTZPICS for ISL

FC Goa midfielder Hugo Boumous has put pen to paper on a new three year deal that will keep him at the club till 2022. By doing so, the young Frenchman became the first ever foreigner to sign a three-year contract in the Indian Super League.

The 23-year-old joined the club in January 2018 and has gone on to be a vital cog in the team. His blistering form in the 2017/18 season helped the Gaurs seal a spot in the ISL playoffs as he dazzled the crowd with 2 goals and 2 assists that season. He then went on to become the top scorer for the side in the 2018 Hero Super Cup for the club, where the Gaurs bowed out at the semi-final stage.

This season saw the Frenchman score 3 goals in addition to 5 assists as the Gaurs marched their way to a runner-up finish. The Frenchman then played a pivotal role in FC Goa’s triumph in the Hero Super Cup, helping the club land its first piece of silverware.

Commenting on his extension, a delighted Boumous stated, “Staying at FC Goa was always my first priority and now I can say that I am happy to have signed a new contract that will keep me here for some time to come. This helps me buckle down and focus on what is important. I would like to thank the club for having the faith in me and the fans for always having our backs. I am confident that we will continue to have success in the years to come.”

Speaking on the contract extension, Akshay Tandon, President of FC Goa stated, “Hugo (Boumous) is a young and versatile player, and is able to play multiple positions. He brings quality to both FC Goa and the ISL. We see him as an integral part of the squad for many years to come.”

– Courtesy of FC Goa Media
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