Umaru Bangura has set his sights on making a major contribution that will inspire FC Zürich to get over the line in their push for promotion to the Swiss Super League next season.

The Sierra Leone skipper, who signed in August 2016 on a three years contract with Swiss second-tier until June 2019, believes determination and togetherness will be the key to promotion.

The former Haugesund and Dinamo Minsk defender has been a regular for Uli Forte’s Challenge League leaders since recovering from a double operation on the tendon of his left hand.

Bangura, 29, told “I’d like to think we’re in a very good position for promotion and I’ll do my best to help the club back to the Super League.

“FC Zurich is a big club and we all here working very hard towards playing in the top flight next season, but this is football only determination and the togetherness drive will see us finish the job.”

“There are plenty of games to go and we have to show that we really want promotion by winning and avoiding defeats in our remaining games, Bangura told

“As a team, we have done really well,” Bangura added.

Zurich are 7 points clear with a game in hand and they will host Schaffhausen after the international break.

Founded in 1896, the giant Swiss outfit have won the Super League 12 times and the Swiss Cup nine times but sadly they were relegated in the 2015–16 season after finishing last, one point behind FC Lugano.

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