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SGS Essen extends Indian origin midfielder Manjou Wilde’s contract

SGS Essen

SGS Essen has announced a contract extension with Manjou Wilde. The Indian origin midfielder has signed a new contract which will keep her at the Women’s Bundesliga (Allianz Frauen-Bundesliga) until June 30, 2021.

The 23 year old Bremen-born footballer joined Essen from SV Werder Bremen at the beginning of the 2016/17 season and she has established herself as a regular starter.

Wilde, who is also a law student, has taken over the captaincy from injured Irini Ioannidou in October and she has led the team to the 3rd place in the ongoing 2018/19 Women’s Bundesliga season.

Wilde has played 62 matches for SGS Essen so far, while scoring four goals. The 2012 UEFA Women’s EURO champion and 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup winner has represented all junior national teams of Germany from the U-15 level onwards.

“I really look forwards to the next two years at SGS,” Manjou Wilde told. “I was able to grow sportingly and humanly together with the team in the last seasons. I’m really proud of our recent achievements. So the future will be quite exciting. I believe that this team is capable to achieve big goals.”

SGS Essen General Manager Philipp Symanzik said: “Manjou Wilde has evolved as an important leader on and off the pitch since she joined SGS Essen. She is a model professional who give everything for the team. She is also an important adviser for our up-and-coming young players and for me personally. Therefore we are extremly happy on this early vote of confidence from her side to the club and its philosophy.”