Jan 21, 2009, 5:20 AM
Gambian player Pateh Nyang has signed a four-year professional contract with Croatian 1st Division team NK Croatia Sesvete on Wednesday.
The player told Pointsport that he was signed with the Croatian outfit, without undergoing a trial, for an undisclosed fee.
After his successful signing, the former U-17 star said, "this is a good chance for me to start my professional football in the Croatian league, and I thanked the Seaview management under the everlasting support of club President Hatib Janneh, who has been very much helpful to me since I began my career, for their unflinching support."
The contract signature came as a result of a contact made by Pateh's agent, Sascha Empacher from Austria, who was working with the player since last May.
Pateh, 18, underwent two successful trials with two different clubs such as Fraiburg in the Germany Bundesliga and SK Stormgraz in Austria in 2009 and 2010.
"My ultimate objective with the new club is to hold a regular first team place and help the club to win medals, but would not rule the future prospect of switching to a major league in Europe," he told Pointsport.