Mumbai: Mumbai City FC on Thursday confirmed that midfielder Ahmed Jahouh has joined the club after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract with the Islanders ahead of the 2020-21 season of the Indian Super League (ISL).
A native of Al Araoui in Morocco, the 32-year-old started his career with Ittihad Khemisset before moving to Moghreb Tetouan in 2010. Jahouh plied his trade at Moghreb for five seasons winning two league titles in the process, and featured in his last season at the club under then coach Sergio Lobera and with teammate Mourtada Fall. Jahouh would go on to feature for Raja Casablanca and FUS Rabat, both in Morocco.
“I have spent three years in India and I believe that I have a lot left to achieve. When I spoke to the management here at Mumbai City about the targets and the vision they have, I was convinced that this club is where I wanted to be. And of course, a chance to reunite once again with coach Sergio Lobera was too good to pass up,” said Jahouh in a statement.
In 2017, Jahouh reunited with Lobera in India at FC Goa. The Moroccan was pivotal to Lobera’s set up and became a key fixture for the Goan side over the next three seasons, making 56 league appearances and winning the 2019/20 ISL League Shield and the 2019 Super Cup.
“He is an exceptional player and having worked with Ahmed before, I know he can make a difference. He has the experience to help us in the games and he can help bring the best out of those around him as well,” the Mumbai City FC head coach said.
“Ahmed will fit in perfectly with the extremely talented squad we are building here and I am happy to have him at Mumbai City,” he added.