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Bali Mumba signs contract extension at Norwich City

14 July 2021

Norwich City defender Bali Mumba has signed a new contract extension, taking his stay with the Canaries through to June 2025, with a club option to extend by a further year.

The 19-year-old signed for the club from Sunderland in July 2020 before making his senior debut against Luton Town in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

His next involvement in the first-team squad came at the end of October, when he came off the bench in a 3-1 win at Bristol City.

Two weeks later, he made an excellent impact at left-back, coming on in a 1-0 win at home to Swansea City.

Mumba featured during the end-of-season run-in against Preston North End and Reading, concluding the season with six senior appearances in all competitions.

After putting pen to paper on the new deal, Mumba said: “It feels great. I’m blessed right now to have the chance to sign a new contract here. It’s been an amazing spell, an amazing experience and I’m grateful to be here and continuing that.

“It’s every young teenager's dream to be in the league that we’re in. Hopefully, I can just keep my head down and work hard and the chance comes, and I take it."

Head coach Daniel Farke added: “Bali has shown on several occasions his potential. He’s a brave, young, modern full-back with a great attitude. He is a player who is always brave on the football pitch. He’s still young and there is lots of room for him to develop.

“He is not in an easy place, competing for a position in the team with players like Max Aarons at right-back and a Greek international in Dimitris Giannoulis at left-back, but has great character and always has a smile on his face.

“We will continue to give Bali the opportunity to improve and develop. He was involved in some really good games last season, then had a bit of an injury, but we’re all now really happy that we have him tied to a new contract."

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