Benameur Taieb Extends Manchester City Contract By Two Years

Goalkeeper Karima Benameur Taieb has signed a new two year contract at Manchester City. The experienced shot-stopper will now be known as Benameur Taieb after adopting her mother’s surname. 
 
She played three times for the Cityzens in 2019-20 in a 5-0 Continental Cup victory over Leicester City, a 10-0 FA Women’s Cup win against Ipswich Town and in the thrilling 3-3 Barclays FA Women’s Super League draw with Chelsea, in which she was introduced as a late substitute.
 
“I am really happy to extend my contract with City,” she said. 
 
“In the Club, what I like is that everyone works hard and gives the very best of themselves but at the same time, the atmosphere is very relaxed – everybody works hard individually and is looking at giving their very best within a very friendly and good working environment.
 
“This gives us the drive to be better and to want to do better. Regarding the facilities, City really provides everything we need for us to work in the best possible circumstances. I am benefiting from all of this and this is a wonderful experience for me. I am really happy.
 
“I knew that this past year for me would be a year to adapt because there are a lot of things that I didn’t experience before. As a result, I have tried to improve and develop in other areas such as fitness, technique and style of play as well because City’s style is quite special. 
 
“I learned a lot of things. It has been a great season, a great year – even if it ended a bit too early, unfortunately.
 

“Personally, next season, I hope to have more game time and to win titles next season because this year we didn’t get the chance to do that, although we had everything to be able to achieve it.

Head of Women’s Football Gavin Makel commented: “Having joined the club last summer, Karima has proven herself to be a top-class goalkeeper and an outstanding team player, whilst she has fitted seamlessly into the culture of the group.

“I’m delighted that Karima has extended her stay with us for the foreseeable future.”