PANAJI: Saviour Gama has signed a new three-year contract, extending his stay at FC Goa; the ISL powerhouse club announced on Tuesday afternoon.

After impressing in his first season as first-choice left-back, the youngster has now committed his future to the Gaurs by signing a deal until 2024.

Speaking after completing formalities, Saviour Gama said: “Well, to be honest, this feels like home to me. I have felt at home not only because I am in Goa, but also because the club has helped me become the player I am today and has given me the respect that every player craves.

“The new contract means that there will be even more responsibilities on my shoulders and that’s something I am looking forward to fulfilling. I am living my dream.”

FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando also weighed in on the signing. He said: “(Saviour) Gama is a player that has really impressed me. I feel he is one of the players who has gotten better throughout the season. His attitude towards learning is fantastic and his best days lie ahead of him.

“He is very comfortable on the ball, which helps us to build from the back and he is a fighter, who fights for the team every second of the game. I am excited to see him progress even further in the next few years.”

Known for his ability to help the team moving forward, 24-year-old Gama was able to showcase what he is capable of – finishing the season with 1 goal and 3 assists to his name.

After joining the club in 2017, the youngster has come up the ranks through the FC Goa Developmental Team. The 2018/19 season saw Gama play a prominent role as he appeared in the ISL Final before helping the club to their first piece of silverware with the 2019 Super Cup. A month later, he helped the Developmental Team secure their first Goa Professional League title in only their second season in the competition.


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