Schalke extend Asamoah contract

January 12, 2006

BERLIN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Schalke 04 have extended the contracts of German international forward Gerald Asamoah and two other players by two years, the Bundesliga club said in a statement on Thursday.

The extension commits Asamoah, 27, reserve goalkeeper Christofer Heimeroth, 24, and 20-year-old defender Tim Hoogland to the Gelsenkirchen-based club until the end of June 2008.

'These are not only good and promising footballers, they're also really important elements inside our team,' said team manager Andreas Mueller in the statement.

Schalke, the 1997 UEFA Cup winners, lie fourth in the Bundesliga, 13 points behind leaders Bayern Munich.