New FC Zurich signing Umaru Bangura made his debut on Monday night on match day five of the Swiss Challenge League, as they beat Neuchâtel Xamax 1-0.

Bangura, 28, came off the bench to replace Albanian attacker Armando Sadiku in the 84th minute at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zürich.

Roberto Rodriguez struck the winner in the 60th minutes for second-tier Swiss outfit.

The Former Honefoss defender was delighted after making his first appearance for his new side following six weeks out with a knee injury.

“Was great to be back playing football after a long time out injured,” Bangura told

The victory takes his side to the top of the table with 13 points from five matches, winning four and a draw.

He signed for the Swiss side on August 4, 2016, on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

He is expected to lead the Sierra Leone squad out to face Les Elephants of Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations decider on September 3 at the Stade Bouaké Stadium.

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