Gambian international Aziz Corr-Nyang made his debut for Assyriska on his return to the Swedish Superettan (an equivalent of the second tier) side for the remainder of the season. He played 63 minutes, as Assyriska was held to a 1-1 draw at Hammarby on Monday.
The Stockholm based outfit announced that the former Djurgarden star became the third signing of the struggling team, following a ten-day trial period. Assyriska currently ranked bottom of the 16-team table with 16 points on the halfway stage will be hoping that the Gambian can steer them away from relegation to the third tier.
Corr-Nyang played for Assyriska between 2007 and 2009, before leaving the club to Brommapojkarna via GIF Sundsvall. He spent last season with his compatriot Hamza Barry in Malta where they helped Valletta FC to their first league and cup double.
“Aziz has been practising with the team for ten days and the coaches have been pleased with him. There is a wonderful player with a lot of energy that can break the pattern [of play]. He is useful in most offensive positions and Soren [the coach] know him since his time in Sundsvall,” President Aydin Aho told the club’s official website.
Aziz was a real crowd favourite at the Sodertalje Football Arena during his first stay and the club is looking forward to enjoying his football tricks once again in a desperate attempt to preserve their second tier status.
Aziz Corr was regarded as one of the brightest talents to come out of The Gambia in the last decade and following his move from Lidingo to Djurgarden IF in the early 2000s, he was tipped for international stardom.
But his career took a downturn after spells at Atvidaberg and Tyreso. He resurrected his career at Assyriska that earned him a move to GIF Sundsvall before signing for Brommapojkarna. But after their promotion to the top flight, the team parted ways with the Gambian nearly two year ago.