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Assan Ceesay Signs Two-year Contract With Serie A Side Lecce FC

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Gambian forward Assan Ceesay 

By Buba Gagigo

Gambian forward Assan Ceesay has signed a two-year contract with Italian Serie A side, US Lecce with an option for a third year.

According to a statement on the Gambia Football Federation Facebook page, the Italian club said the contract will begin on July 1, 2022.

“Ceesay was the main man in leading FC Zurich to the Swiss Super League title and his prolific form in front of goal has seen him joined the newly promoted side on a free transfer following the end of his deal with Zurich,” GFF wrote on Facebook on Thursday.

The forward told the GFF media: “I’m really happy and proud to be here, is a big challenge for me in a big league with top players and world class teams.”

Ceesay, who also speaks both Italian and French said: “I’m looking forward to show myself here and the team to score goals and achieve great things with Lecce Insha’Allah, it has always been a dream to play in Serie A.” 

Assan has 30 caps for Gambia, scoring 13 times, all of which came under Tom Saintfiet under whom he’s played 26 times. 

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