Sessegnon signs extension at Sunderland

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2012, 16:28 PM IST

London: Beninese midfielder Stephane Sessegnon has signed for three more years with English side Sunderland, the club said.

The 28-year-old played 58 matches for Sunderland, scoring 11 goals since he moved from Paris Saint-Germain last year.

"I`m just very, very pleased Stephane has signed because he is a very talented player. We`re delighted to keep him," said manager Martin O`Neill Thursday.

Sessegnon was named Sunderland`s player of the year last season.

A Benin international since 2004, he has made 69 appearances and scored eight goals for the national team.