Premier League side Brighton Albion have confirmed a new one-year deal for Cameroon international defender Gaetan Bong which will keep him at the club until June 2020.
Bong, 31, first joined the Seagulls on a free transfer in July 2015, helping the club to promotion in 2017.
After his contract in February 2018, the defender went to make 24 appearances for Chris Hughton’s side this term.
Bong also came out of international retirement last year and has since featured for Cameroon in African Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Comoros and Morocco, before captaining his nation in a friendly against Brazil.
“Gaetan has been part of the squad for the majority of my time here, and has proven to be an important player for us in both the Championship and Premier League,” manager Hughton said:
“He gives everything on the field and sets a great example. His professionalism in training every day is commendable, and he thoroughly deserves his new deal.”
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? “I’ve known this club for many years now and I’m really glad I’ve signed this contract.
? “Thanks to the club and fans, because I was thinking about a new challenge, I had some very good opportunities, but I made the decision to stay here because it’s my home."#BHAFC ?⚪️
— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) May 1, 2019