Charleroi have announced that 19-year-old defender Mehdi Boukamir has been given a new contract until 2025, with the option to extend by two years. The teenager, who made his way into the first team from the clubs academy, has taken advantage of an opportunity to play due to injuries and is now a regular starter for the side. He has played eight games so far this season.
Boukamir is eligible for both Belgium and Morocco. He was capped at U17 level by the Atlas Lions, but has since been capped by the Belgian U18 and U19 sides. The teenager can play as either a central defender or as a right-back.
Charleroi have seen a turnaround in fortunes since the World Cup break. At the weekend the returning Vakoun Bayo scored his first goal following his arrival from Watford, while another winter signing in Nikola Stulic was involved in winning the penalty that led to the teams third goal.