By George Triantos and John Kyrou

South Melbourne FC advises attacking midfielder Iqi Jawadi has re-signed for a further two seasons until the end of the 2016 NPL Victoria season.

Jawadi arrived at Lakeside Stadium from the Dandenong Thunder during the 2013 mid-season transfer window and was one of Chris Taylor’s first signings for the Club. He has represented the Club on 43 occasions across all competitions and made 31 appearances in 2014. Iqi was recognised for his hard work when he finished in equal fifth place in the count for the 2014 FFV Gold Medal winner last Friday night.

Speaking to smfc.com.au, SMFC Football Director Nicholas Maikousis said “Iqi is certainly one of the real characters in the dressing room. His key strengths on the field are his hard running in the middle of the park and his ability to win the ball and drive the team forward. It is important to retain the quality of players such as Iqi if we are to go back to back in 2015”.