"I wanted to stay here at this club and continue performing at the highest level. Like, always I’ll give my best to the team.

"The club has shown great ambition this transfer season and we hope to finish higher up the table in the I-League and give a strong performance in the Federation Cup," said Kamaljeet.

The 24-year-old Nihal, one of many players to have climbed the ladder from the youth squad and play for Mumbai FC's senior team, was also happy to extend his contract.

"I am happy to commit to this club. It's been fantastic here. I am thankful to (head coach) Khalid Jamil who gave me an opportunity to perform at the highest level. We’ll try to do better this season and get a good spot in the I-League," he said.

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