Dampha inks two-year Nancy Lorraine deal
Monday, May 14, 2012
Gambian international midfielder Abdourahman Dampha’s search for a new club is finally over after he signed a two-year deal with French Premier League side Nancy Lorraine until the summer of 2014 Observer Sports can report.
The former Gambia Ports Authority and MC Saida deep lying player was in the lookout for new employment since leaving disgraced Swiss Premier League side Neuchatel Xamax that took him as far as Eastern Europe before impressing the hierarchy at the mid-table club following a three-week tryout.
Dampha Joined Neuchatel Xamax on a four-year contract in 2010/11 season but the club owned by a Chengen businessman has its license revoked by the Swiss League after they were declared bankrupt in February and was forced to release all its players with immediate effect.
The team that currently lies 11th on the 20-team French League Table with a single game before the end of the season remaining confirmed on its official website at the weekend that they have won the signature of the 20-year-old Gambian for next season in a brief statement.
“After three weeks of inconclusive test, the defensive midfielder Abdou Rahman Dampha signed a professional contract for two years. Free from the bankruptcy of Neuchatel Xamax, the 20-year-old Gambian international is the first rookie for the season 2012/2013 for Nancy,” the club said in the statement.
Association Sportive Nancy-Lorraine commonly known as AS Nancy-Lorraine, AS Nancy, ASNL, or simply Nancy) is based in Nancy. The club was founded in 1967 and currently play in the top flight and plays its home games at the Stade Marcel Picot in Arrondissement of Nancy. It is coached by Jean Fernendez.
founded as the successor to FC Nancy, which collapsed in 1965. The club has
spent its entire life playing in either Ligue 1 or Ligue 2 but has never won
the first division, but has won the second division on four occasions. Nancy's
biggest achievement came in 1978 when the club won the Coupe de France. The
club has also won the Coupe de la Ligue in 2006.
The club is presided over by Jacques Rousselot who serves as a vice-president of the French Football Federation and is also a member of the federation's Federal Council while one of the it's most notable players is current UEFA President Michel Platini. Platini began his career at the club in 1972, playing eight seasons with Nancy.
Author: Baboucarr Camara