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Gomis extends stay at Al Hilal

Riyadh: 2019 AFC Champions League winners Al Hilal have announced that they have extended the contract of French forward Bafétimbi Gomis for two more years.

The 34-year-old striker had been influential in Al Hilal's 2019 AFC Champions League title victory, winning the MOst Valuable Player and Top Scorer awards with 11 goals.

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“The Lion is happy to stay in Hilal for two more years and to know more about Saudi Culture,” said Gomes on his official Twitter account.

“I want to thank the fans, the coach Razvan Lucescu, my fellow players and all the technical and administrative staff at the club,” he added. “I am looking forward to the next two years for more success for the Blues.”

Gomis, known for his Lion-like goal celebrations, helped Al Hilal climb to the top of the Saudi League before it was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scoring 14 goals.

The Frenchman is also leading the top scorers table in the 2020 AFC Champions League with three goals with Al Hilal set to resume their title defence against Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor on September 14.

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