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City Islanders Exercise Dabo’s Contract Option

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 01/10/17, 1:09PM EST

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Senegalese midfielder made 21 appearances for club in 2016 season


Photo courtesy Chris Cowger / Pittsburgh Riverhounds

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Harrisburg City Islanders announced on Tuesday the club had exercised the contract option on midfielder Mouhamed Dabo, who will remain with the club in 2017.

Dabo joined the City Islanders last year after a three-year stint with Italian club Inter Milan. He also made five appearances for the Senegal U-17 national team in 2013, collecting one goal in the process.

Harrisburg Head Coach Bill Becher is looking forward to Dabo's return to the side, and to see if he can be the kind of impact player he was last season.

"When Dabo came back [from injury], the team got better," said Becher. "We were certainly a better team when Dabo was playing...... a year under his belt in the USL will certainly make him better in 2017."

Dabo was a consistent presence for the City Islanders after his return from an injury suffered early in the season, tallying 1,686 minutes of action in 21 appearances. Dabo is the second player to officially return to the City Islanders roster for the 2017 season, joining Jamaican attacking midfielder Paul Wilson.

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