Reigning Indian Super League champions Mumbai City FC announced on Wednesday that captain Mourtada Fall has signed a one-year contract extension, which will see him commit his future to the club until the end of the 2022-23 season. .
The 34-year-old centre-half, who joined the club from FC Goa in 2020, was one of the main architects of Mumbai City’s double in the previous season, winning the ISL League Winners’ Shield and the ISL Trophy.
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Fall began his career at Moroccan club Moghreb Tetouan. He then plied his trade for Kuwait’s Al-Arabi SC and Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca with a really successful spell with the latter in 2016-17.
The Senegalese defender made his ISL debut in 2018-19 with FC Goa and won the 2019 Super Cup and the 2019-20 ISL League Winners Shield.
“I am delighted to have extended my stay with the family from the city of Mumbai. We enjoyed a successful season last year, and we are hopeful that this one will be a memorable one as well,” Fall said in a press release.
“Also, managing a club like Mumbai City is a real honor for me. I look forward to creating more good memories with the Club and hopefully soon we will be able to share them with our fans in the stands”, he added.
Head Coach Des Buckingham, for his part, said: “Fall is an exemplary character and is an excellent professional to work with. He has proven to be one of the best defenders in the ISL over the last four seasons and I am very pleased that he has extended his stay with us.”