Cape Town - Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Beram Kayal has recommitted himself to the club by signing a one-year contract extension.
An Israeli international footballer, Kayal was manager Chris Hughton’s first signing.
Reflecting on the new deal, the manager said: "I am delighted for Beram, he has been an important member of the squad and a very loyal servant to the club ever since he joined us almost four years ago.
"He is a player I know I can rely on, and he demonstrated his dependability on Saturday against Spurs when he came on early in the game, and I thought he was excellent for us in midfield.
"He’s been through some tough times as well, coming through a couple of bad injuries, but he has always come back stronger and been a reliable member of the squad.
"Beram adds great competition for those midfield places, and I am really pleased he’s agreed to extend his time at the club."
Kayal has made 110 appearances for Brighton, scoring four goals.