Highly rated Nigerian left full back Stanley Amuzie has joined Swiss side FC Lugano on a permanent deal after a fairly successful time on loan at the club last season.
Amuzie defended the colours of the club as a loan player from Italian Serie A side Sampdoria and after a total of 13 league games, the club have decided to sign him on a permanent base on a two year contract.
The defender who represented Nigeria at the Rio 2016 Olympic in Brazil has been on the books of Sampdoria since 2015 but only got to represent the B team who are playing in the Primavera A league meant for youth team players.
He played for Portuguese second division side Olhanense on loan but despite playing a pivotal role in helping the team in the second division in Portugal, he still wasn’t given a look in by the handlers of Sampdoria’s first team.
A fresh start in Switzerland to help relaunch his career is what he will be hoping for in Switzerland as it will boost his chances of getting a look in from the coach of the senior national team of Nigeria.
So far has represented Nigeria twice and it came in the back to back AFCON Qualifiers tie against Egypt which Nigeria drew and lost in the games played first at the Eagles home before the away tie in Egypt two years ago.