Mohammed Ali Bemammer extends contract with NorthEast United FC


NorthEast United FC, a prominent team in the Indian Super League (ISL), has announced the extension of Moroccan midfielder Mohammed Ali Bemammer’s contract until the end of the 2024-25 season.

Bemammer’s Journey with NorthEast United FC

Bemammer has been an indispensable asset for the Highlanders, playing a pivotal role in the team’s performances throughout the ISL campaign. His commanding presence in the midfield, dictating the flow of play, has been nothing short of remarkable. He has featured in 21 games this season, missing one game due to suspension, and accumulated over 1800 minutes of playing time.

In his debut season in India, Bemammer played a couple of matches in the Durand Cup and three matches in the Kalinga Super Cup 2024. He scored a goal and assisted once in the Super Cup match against Kerala Blasters FC in a 4-1 winning cause. The 34-year-old player scored one goal in 21 appearances in the ongoing edition of the ISL. His only goal in the Indian top-tier league came against Jamshedpur FC in a 1-1 draw.

Bemammer’s Reaction to the Contract Extension

Expressing his happiness at remaining with NorthEast United FC, Bemammer stated, “I am thrilled to continue my journey with NorthEast United FC. The club has shown tremendous faith in me, and I am fully committed to contributing to our upcoming season. I believe in the vision of the club and am excited about what the future holds.”

The Highlanders’ head coach Juan Pedro Benali heaped praise on Bemammer’s contribution to the team. He was quoted as saying, “Ali is one of the most important players in our group. He holds the team together on the pitch and he is our leader. His presence on the pitch has been instrumental in our approach, and he is not only a class player but also a fantastic individual to work with.”

The club’s CEO Mandar Tamhane emphasized the significance of retaining Bemammer, stating, “His performances have been exemplary, and his extension demonstrates our commitment to maintaining a strong core for the upcoming season. With Bemammer on board, we are confident of achieving our objectives and continuing our upward trajectory.”

The decision to secure Bemammer’s services for an additional period underscores NorthEast United FC’s commitment to building a strong and cohesive team for the future. With several clubs expressing interest in acquiring his signature, Bemammer’s loyalty to the Highlanders and belief in the project have ultimately led to the extension of his contract.

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