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French goalkeeper signs new two-year deal at Manchester City

French goalkeeper Karima Benameur has signed a new two-year contract extension with Manchester City according to reports on the club’s official website.

The 31-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain stopper joined Manchester City last summer but has found opportunities hard to come by at The Academy Stadium.

Benameur has made just three appearances for Manchester City this season, two of which have come in domestic cup competitions. The player’s only outing in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League came in her side’s 3-3 draw with Chelsea in February when youngster Ellie Roebuck picked up an injury late in the match and had to be replaced.

Despite her lack of game time, Benameur has clearly made an impression upon the Manchester City coaching staff with the keeper today extending her deal for two more years. She will continue to compete with her colleagues Roebuck and Karen Bardsley for the goalkeeping jersey next season.

Benameur spent all of the first 14 years of her senior career playing in her homeland. As well as representing Paris Saint-Germain, she also featured for a handful of other clubs including AS Saint-Etienne, Toulouse and Paris FC. Despite being away from familiar surroundings, the player is clearly enjoying her time in England with latest club Manchester City.

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