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Diabate pens Bordeaux extension

2 August 2013 18:25

Bordeaux Cheick Diabate has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him at the club until 2016.

Diabate, 25, was the hero of Bordeaux's Coupe de France triumph, netting twice as they overcame Evian 3-2 in the final in May.

And the striker may soon be lifting more silverware with Francis Gillot's side, should they manage to overcome Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the Trophee des Champions on Saturday.

Diabate established himself as the club's main striker following the departure of Yoan Gouffran in January, and he is set to be the focal point of the attack again next season after committing his future to the club.

"The club is happy to announce the prolongation of Cheick Diabate's contract. The Mali international is now linked to Les Girondins until 2016," a statement on Bordeaux's official website read.

"It is good news for Les Girondins, who can now count on their centre-forward for several more years."

Diabate scored 17 goals in 34 appearances for Bordeaux last term.

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