SC East Bengal announced the signing of seasoned Democratic Republic of Congo midfielder Jacques Maghoma ahead of the seventh season of Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21). Maghoma, who will turn 33 on Friday (October 23), joins the red and golds on a one-year contract.
“We welcome Jacques to SC East Bengal. He has lots of experience of playing in England and we are confident he will add to the strength of our team. We wish him all the very best and are looking forward to watching him in action,” Prashant Bangur, Joint Managing Director, Shree Cement, said.
“I am absolutely thrilled to start my new chapter with SC East Bengal. I have only heard good things about the club which is 100 years old, and I cannot wait to pull on the red and gold shirt and take the field in the Hero Indian Super League,” said Maghoma.
“I am looking forward to joining my teammates in Goa and having a successful season with SC East Bengal. I also know the fan base of SC East Bengal and I am so eager to engage with them and repay them for the faith they have in us. As always, I will do my utmost for them,” he added.
Jacques Maghoma Career
Born in Lubumbashi, Zaire, Maghoma began his career at Tottenham Hotspur, joining the youth academy in 2003. He then had stints with Burton Albion and Sheffield Wednesday before joining Birmingham City in the English Championship in 2015.
Maghoma was Birmingham City’s Player of the Season and Players’ Player of the Season in 2017-18. In total, Maghoma netted 57 goals and has 55 assists in 417 matches. For the Democratic Republic of Congo, Maghoma featured in 22 matches.