The Democratic Republic of Congo goalkeeper Joël Kiassumbua has officially extended his contract at top Swiss side Servette FC.
The club on Saturday announced on Twitter that the Congolese keeper will be staying in Servette for one more seasons. His contract was set to lapse at the end of this month.
[COMMUNIQUE OFFICIEL]— Servette FC (@ServetteFC) June 18, 2020
Les engagements de Joël Kiassumbua, Koro Kone et Andrea Maccoppi se sont prolongés automatiquement d'une saison en raison d'options dans leurs contrats
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"These three players are now the beneficiaries of a contract binding them to the SFC until June 30, 2021. The clauses in these players' contracts, automatic, depended either on the number of matches played or on the promotion of the club in Super League," a statement from the club read.
Kiassumbua was born in Switzerland and began his playing career at FC Luzern in 2010 before moving to FC Rapperswil-Jona in August 2011. He later joined FC Wohlen in September 2012. In July 2017, Kiassumbua moved to Lugano and on 27 August 2018, Kiassumbua moved to Swiss Challenge League club Servette.
The 28-year-old was a Switzerland youth international, having competed at various youth levels. In 2009, he was part of the Swiss under-17 team that won the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup beating the host nation Nigeria 1—0 in the final. Kiassumbua decided in 2015 to play for Congo DR receiving his first call for the DR Congo team for the match against Iraq.