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Sydney signs Senegal player Tavares for 2 more years

Sydney FC signs French-born Senegal international Mickael Tavares for 2 more A-League seasons

Sydney signs Senegal player Tavares for 2 more years

SYDNEY (AP) -- Sydney FC has extended the contract of French-born Senegal international Mickael Tavares for a further two A-League seasons.

The team said Thursday that defensive midfielder Tavares, who joined the side as an injury-replacement player in January, will stay until the end of the 2016-17 season, having played a big role in the club's run to last week's grand final, a 3-0 loss to Melbourne Victory.

Sydney coach Graham Arnold praised the former Middlesbrough and Hamburger SV player for his work ethic and impact during the second half of the season, saying "he has fitted seamlessly into our club and the quality he's shown on the pitch has left me in no doubt about his importance to the team."

The 32-year-old Tavares has played 25 matches for Senegal since 2009.


Updated : 2021-09-23 23:11 GMT+08:00