Western Bulldogs utility Buku Khamis will remain in red, white and blue for another season after signing a fresh one-year deal this week.
The 23-year-old played just the one game in 2023 at AFL level, however impressed for Footscray across the season playing as a key forward, kicking 41 majors on the Bulldogs’ way to a semi-final berth.
Khamis became the Club’s first Next Generation Academy recruit in 2018, moving to Australia from South Sudan and taking up football in his last year of primary school.
Making his AFL debut in 2021, Khamis has played 10 games and kicked six goals across his three seasons at the Bulldogs.
Khamis was excited to continue his football journey at VU Whitten Oval.
“I’m happy to lock the contract away and I’m now really focused on hitting the ground running in 2024,” Khamis said.
“I’ve got a lot of great mates at the footy club, and I know this group is capable of more in the next few years."
Bulldogs General Manager of List and Recruiting, Sam Power, was pleased to lock away Khamis for the 2024 season.
“Buku provides great flexibility for our program at either end of the ground and has shown some strong traits in the VFL this season,” Power said.
“He is only 23 with plenty of improvement left in his game, and we’re looking forward to watching him develop in the red, white and blue.”
Khamis joins fellow forward Aaron Naughton in re-committing to the Club this week.