Noah Sadaoui: I did not come here to sit around, I want to win trophies

Goa, September 8, 2022: Noah Sadaoui, one among the five new foreign signings made by FC Goa ahead of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 season, has a crystal-clear idea of what he wants to achieve with the club.

Having previously represented highly successful clubs like Raja Casablanca in Morocco and having won honours with the Moroccan National Team previously, the 28-year-old is eager to repeat the same with his new team.

“I did not come here to sit around, I want to win trophies and take FC Goa to new heights. I am hungry (for success),” Sadaoui said at a media interaction on Thursday. “Our coach, Carlos Pena is someone who has won silverware with FC Goa as a player. And this, right now, is his first-ever coaching assignment. So, obviously, he’s also very hungry to win.

“We have a good combination of players too. Alvaro (Vazquez), for instance, has played in the ISL already and is hence aware of what can be expected in the league. Brandon (Fernandes), our captain, has been an FC Goa player for a long time. He can also play in different positions on the forward line. Iker (Guarrotxena) is another experienced player in our ranks.

“Overall, I feel that we all have different strengths and we’re working on bringing them together to create that winning formula,” the forward added.

Enjoyed the playing style of FC Goa

Noah Sadaoui is not new to FC Goa. It is well known by now that the Club and the player had mutual interest to work together for the past few years. According to the player, the Gaurs were the only reason why he was open to a move to Indian football.

“FC Goa is what brought me to the ISL. We had been communicating with each other for a while regarding a possible move. I’ve watched FC Goa play matches in the ISL and the AFC Champions League and I enjoyed the style of play of the Club,” he said.

“This summer, when I was open to a move abroad, FC Goa hence was my first option.”

Having  played in Israel, the USA, Honduras, South Africa, Oman, Egypt, Morocco and so on, shifting base to India was not much of a challenge for the Moroccan international. “I’ve had the experience of adapting to different cultures throughout my playing career. Hence, shifting to India was easy,” Sadaoui said, before explaining how FC Goa helped him as well.

“They’ve made sure that we’re comfortable here in Goa, which is a big deal. It could have been very different had there been no one to help.”

Confident of FC Goa doing well this season

So how has life been so far, with the two-time ISL finalists? “It’s been great, as a team we’re connecting well together and it’s good. Everyday in training, we’re making progress, and improving both individually and as a team.

“We have to understand the way our teammates play, so as to become better ourselves. This is what pre-season is for. As of now, it’s just been around 15 to 20 days  since our pre-season started, hence we’re getting to know each other more with each passing day,” Noah Sadaoui went on.

The forward further added that his focus is currently on FC Goa and on how he can make a positive difference at the Club.

“With hard work and following the coach’s instructions, I strongly believe we’ll be able to do some damage in the league this season,” the 28-year-old concluded.

For Fixtures, News, Stats, and more on the WIFA Women’s league – Click

Also Read: FC Bengaluru United Unveil Their New Kits For The Season

Follow us on Face

SSE BFC to conduct trials for U9 to U17 age group players

SSE BFC Soccer School will be conducting fresh trials this month for players aged below 17 to be part of their football program SSE BFC Soccer Schools is a football…


India Khelo Football Season 3 Trials for Mumbai and Thane are here

India Khelo Football (IKF) is back with Season 3 of its widely acclaimed trials with an aim to cover more than 50 cities this time around. After the resounding success…


Mastering the Art of Football Trials: Key Pre-Trial Factors to Keep in Mind

Football trials are a critical juncture for aspiring players to showcase their skills and secure a spot in a team. To maximize your chances of success, it’s essential to tailor your approach based on your playing position as well as keeping in mind a few pre-trial factors.


Somaiya Sports Academy to conduct trials for MFA 2nd Division campaign

Somaiya Sports Academy is looking for passionate young football players for the Somaiya Sports Academy Football Team to compete in the MFA 2nd Division League 2023-2024. If selected, you will…


BFC Soccer Schools – Mumbai to conduct trials for U14 & U16 Girls

The BFC Soccer Schools Elite team girls’ trials are coming up in search of talented players from the U14 to U16 (Born 2009 and after) age groups into the club’s…


Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…


The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…


BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…


India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…


Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…