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VfL Bochum 1848 have reached an agreement with Armel Bella Kotchap for a contract extension until June 30, 2024. The 18-year-old defender made his professional debut in the 2018/19 season and has so far played 12 games for VfL in the 2. Bundesliga as well as two in the DFB Pokal.


“We are always very happy when a lad from our youth academy makes the grade at first team level," said VfL Sporting Director, Sebastian Schindzielorz. "Armel has all the abilities needed to make the grade in professional football. However, he is only at the beginning of his career, so his development is far from complete. With him accepting our offer and signing a long-term contract without a release clause, we have created value for him and for the club. We are convinced of his potential and will give him every support in his future development."