"Umaru Bangura with Club's President and owner Angelo and Heliana Canepa"

Exclusive: FC Zurich hand Sierra Leone’s Bangura contract extension

Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura has agreed to a new contract extension to remain at the club until 2021, the player has confirmed.

The Centre-back has signed a new three-year deal with the Zurich-based club despite been ruled out for the rest of the season because of a Knee injury.

After signing his new deal, Bangura told Football Sierra Leone: “I feel very excited. I’m very pleased to be here for few more years.

“But, I must state, I’m also very disappointed that I will not be able to help the team in the Cup final and the rest of the season.”

He will undergo surgery in Zurich this week after internal ligament rupture in the right knee.

FC Zurich will have to do without the defender in the final of the Swiss Pokal Cup away to BSC Young Boys on Sunday, May 27th, 2018, at 14:00 in the “Stade de Suisse” (the home stadium of BSC Young Boys).

Bangura, 30, has been a regular at the City club since his move in 2016 from Belarusian club Dinamo Minsk and was a pivotal figure in the clubs promotion back to the Swiss Super League.

The former Hönefoss BK and FK Haugesund is only the second Sierra Leone international to join a Swiss club after the country’s soccer idol Mohamed Kallon, who played for AC Lugano.

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