Mussa and McDonald Sign ContractsDate: 01 June 2018 at 10:09 by Liam Cook
Coventry United Football Club is pleased to announce that Gift Mussa and Shaquille McDonald have signed contracts with the club for the 2018/19 season.
Centre-Mid Mussa has been a fixture in the United line-up for many years. He shone in the previous campaign, playing 43 games in league and cup, winning the Manager's, Players' and Fans' Player of the Season Awards along the way, so it's no surprise United manager Terry Anderson wants to keep hold of the dynamic midfielder.
Striker McDonald joined United in December 2017, and made an immediate impression scoring against local rivals Sphinx on debut. The ex Derby County man scored 13 goals in 13 games, and was an instant hit with the Red and Green Army, who we are sure will be pleased to know the Shaq Attack is sticking around.
Coventry United Assistant Manager Luke Morton had this to say on the signings:
"What can i say about Gift that hasn't been said before? He picked up all the awards at the presentation evening and rightly so. Midway through last season Gift was offered the chance to go play at a higher level, and although Gift was tempted, he said to Terry he wanted to stay loyal to both Coventry United and the manager. After Gift showed such loyalty, we thought it was only right and fair that we repay Gift for that loyalty and give him a contract that he fully deserves. Players like Gift are hard to find and we want him with us, because after all, he's one of our own...
All teams are looking for that player who can get 25 to 30 league goals a season. We firmly believe Shaq is that player for us. It's important to get players of Shaq's ability signed to a contract because there is always interest from other clubs. This now secures him to us."
We are delighted to secure the signatures of Gift and Shaq, and we look forward to seeing them in action again next season. Squad updates for the 2018/19 season will be confirmed over the coming weeks.