By Modou Lamin Beyai
Portuguese club Boavista have completed the signing of Gambia attacker Yusupha Njie on loan from Moroccan side FUS de Rabat.
The 23-year-old former Real de Banjul winger joins the Porto-based club on a one-year loan, with an option of a three-year permanent contract should he impress manager Miguel Leal.
“I am very happy to join Boavista and I look forward to an exciting challenge with this great club,” the 5ft 8in forward told the club’s official website.
The Scorpion international’s contract with FUS expires in June 2018 and it is understood his new club will exercise their buying option in January.
Njie, son of legendary Gambian footballer Alhaji Momodou Njie alias Biri-Biri, played his last game for the Moroccan club on Sunday in their 3-1 away defeat to Uganda’s KCCA in the CAF Confederations Cup.
Boavista, who have won the Portuguese Primeira Liga just once, were last season accused of gross mistreatment of two Nigerian players, Uche Nwofor and Michael Uchebo.
The duo’s trouble began when they refused a pay cut at the start of the season and they claimed that the club president ordered for their isolation from the team with world football governing body, FIFA, eventually ruling in favor of the players.