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Sameehg Doutie extends Indian Super League stay with Atletico de Kolkata

Posted: 20 January 2016 Time: 10:39 can reveal that former Bidvest Wits winger Sameehg Doutie has extended his contract with Indian Super League outfit Atletico de Kolkata for the 2016 season.

Doutie joined the Kolkata-based side in July last year, following the expiry of his one-year loan spell at the Clever Boys and subsequently his three-year contract with parent club SuperSport United.

The 26-year-old made his ISL debut on 17 October 2015, as a 63rd minute substitute for ex-Mpumalanga Black Aces midfielder Ofenste Nato, and cemented his place in the team for the remainder of the campaign that ended with Atletico losing in the semi-finals to eventual champions Chennaiyin FC in December.

Despite the campaign only lasting from October to December, the Ajax Cape Town Youth Academy graduate made a strong impact as he managed six assists and three goals in 12 appearances.

His displays have since earned Doutie a contract for the 2016 season, which will begin with pre-season in August, while his representatives are hard at work trying to find him a short-term deal until July, a source close to the player has revealed.

“Sameehg [Doutie] has managed to secure a contract extension for the upcoming Super League season later this year,” says the source.

“His agent is currently looking to secure a short-term deal with a club in Europe, with a return to South Africa almost certainly ruled out.

“The plus side for Sameehg is that he is currently a free agent, and can sign for a team at any point outside of the transfer window, as his new ISL contract will only kick in when they meet for pre-season in August.”

The Cape Town-born attacker also enjoyed a short stint with Orlando Pirates in the 2011/12 season, where he won the MTN8, and has also collected winner's medals in the 2008 Telkom Knockout with Ajax Cape Town, as well as the 2012 Nedbank Cup with Matsatsantsa.

Article by: Chad Klate (@CKlatey)
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