FC Goa hand local boy Seriton Fernandes a three-year contract extension
Seriton Fernandes has committed his future to FC Goa and put pen to paper on a three-year contract extension. He will be the third Gaurs' player to extend their stay with the club in the past week after Hugo Boumous and Carlos Pena were tied down with a three-year and a one-year contract respectively.
Seriton joined Goa in the 2017-18 season and took little time in making the right-back position his own. The 26-year-old emerged as a vital piece in Sergio Lobera's setup and played 19 out of Goa's 20 matches in Hero ISL 2017-18, en route to the semi-finals.
The 2018-19 season saw the Goan native pick up exactly from where he left off. Seriton played each of the Gaurs' 21 matches last term, including the final. He was also one of Goa's star performers during their Hero Super Cup 2019 triumph and even scored in the quarter-final against Jamshedpur FC.
Seriton is known for his well-rounded approach to the game. He is a solid defender but also has the ability to terrify opposition defences with his pacey runs down the flanks. Being a local boy, he is also a crowd favourite amongst the Goa fanbase.
With his best years still ahead of him, tying Seriton down on a long-term deal can be considered as a nifty piece of business from the Goa management team.