Saviour Gama signs new three-year contract with FC Goa

After impressing in his first season as a left-back, 24-year-old Gama will remain a Gaur until 2024.

Saviour Gama during a training session; Credit: FC Goa

In exciting news for FC Goa fans, defender Saviour Gama has signed a new three-year contract, thereby extending his stay at the Indian Super League club. After impressing in his first season as a left-back, the youngster has now committed his future to the club, signing a deal to remain a Gaur until 2024. After coming through the ranks, Gama took little time to become one of Juan Ferrando’s first-team regular on the pitch, starting all but one game this season in the ISL. His consistent performances on the left side of the backline helped Goa secure their fourth consecutive playoff appearance whilst propelling the club to a 15-game unbeaten run to end the season.

Known for his ability to contribute to the team’s build-up play from the back, the 24-year-old showcased his attacking prowess, finishing the season with one goal and three assists to his name. After joining the club in 2017, the youngster has come up the ranks through the developmental team. The 2018/19 season saw the youngster becoming an important member of the team as he appeared in the ISL Final. He then helped 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.

Speaking about the contract extension, 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.”

Goa head coach Juan Ferrando also praised the 24-year-old defender, saying he helps the team in building the play from the back. 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.”




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