Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) FC Goa have signed Moroccan international Noah Sadaoui on a two-year contract which keeps him at the club until the end of the 2023-24 season, the club confirmed on Tuesday.
“I’m pleased to begin the next phase of my career with FC Goa. The Club is not new to me, we’ve been speaking to each other for nearly two years now, and I’ve used this time to follow them and their performances in the Indian Super League, Durand Cup and so on,” Sadaoui said to fcgoa.in after signing the contract.
“I had offers from clubs in other countries as well, but when the coach himself had a chat with me and made it clear that he believes in my abilities, it gave me the confidence to decide that I’m joining them,” he further added.
Ravi Puskur, FC Goa’s Director of Football also shared his thoughts on the player. “Noah is another product of the extensive scouting work we do throughout the years. He’s somebody we were very interested in a few years ago and have always maintained that interest. This year, when the opportunity opened up, we pushed hard to ensure we got him on board,” he said.
Noah Sadaoui is the club’s fourth foreign signing for the 2022-23 season, following Alvaro Vazquez, Fares Arnaout and Iker Guarrotxena.
Sadaoui has so far made four appearances for the Moroccan national team, starting in both the semifinals and the final of the 2020 African Nations Championship, helping Morocco to the crown.