Domestic Leagues

Al Hajri extends Al Sadd contract to 2023

Doha: Qatar international Salem Al Hajri has signed a contract extension which will keep him at Qatar Stars League champions Al Sadd SC until 2023.

Speaking after signing the extension, Al Hajri said: “I feel very happy that I will continue with this great club until 2023.”

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“As a player, I still have a lot to offer, and doing so with Al-Sadd is a great honour,” said the 24-year-old midfielder.

“Al Sadd is a great club and it is great to be one of its members. We have a balance between youth and experience in the team.

Al Sadd also announced the return of attacking midfielder Rodrigo Tabata with the Brazilian joining on a free transfer, having played for the Doha-based club in 2014.

Tabata was loaned from Al Rayyan and helped Al Sadd win the 2014 Qatar Amir Cup.

Born in Aracatuba, Brazil, Tabata played for several Brazilian outfits - including giants Santos - before moving to Turkey where he played for Gaziantepspor and Besiktas.

He joined Al Rayyan in 2011 and was part of the squad that won the 2015-2016 Qatar Stars League title with Tabata emerging top scorer.

Photo: Al Sadd SC

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