Ali Reghba

Bohemians are delighted to confirm that Ali Reghba has signed a one-year deal to remain at the club.

The 19-year-old shot to prominence last season when he rewarded Keith Long’s faith in him by scoring twice in his league debut in a 3-1 Dublin derby win away against St Patrick’s Athletic.

That first-team breakthrough came as no suprise to those working behind the scene at Bohs after the starring role Reghba has had for the club’s U19s.

Reghba shone for Craig Sexton’s Bohs U19s last term where his season highlights included scoring both goals in the Enda McGuill Cup final victory away to St Pat’s, netting in the Uefa Youth League against FC Midtjylland and capping it all off with the winner in the SSE Airtricity U19 League final away to Shamrock Rovers.

Reghba said: “I am buzzing to have signed back. This club has helped me a lot. Keith and the coaching staff have given me a chance to play and prove myself.

“I’ll always remember my debut. That game showed you the trust that the manager has in youth players at the club. He gave a load of us an opportunity.

“You want more days like that. I want to play week in week out.

“I know I have to work hard to do that but I’m looking forward to the challenge and hopefully I can play and score more goals again.”

Reghba will be available for selection for tonight’s trip to face UCD.

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