Mokoena pens Rovers deal

03 December 2006 02:28
Blackburn Rovers defender Aaron Mokoena has penned a new deal that will keep him at Ewood Park until the end of the 2008-09 campaign. The South Africa international moved to Rovers from Genk in a £300,000 deal in January 2005 and is delighted to be staying with the club. "This place is my second home and to know that the association is to go further into the future is great news," Mokoena told the club's official website. "I am very settled and I feel I can only improve here. The set-up is fantastic and the management and coaching staff really help us all. "I remain very grateful to the club for giving me the chance to come over to England and play in the Premiership which I believe to be the toughest football league in the world. "I consider myself to be a loyal man and, when the opportunity came to lengthen my contract, I had no hesitation in agreeing. I want to now help us rise up the table in the league and continue our fine run in the UEFA Cup." Mokoena has made 31 starts and 33 appearances from the substitute's bench for Rovers in the last two years.

Source: ESA