Lassana N’Diaye CSKA Moscow, Russian Team in D1
Lassana N’Diaye with CSKA Moscow have signed a five-year contract. No fee was mentionned for the signature of the Mali’s under-17 World Cup star Lassana N’Diaye from JMG youth academy The 18-year-old, who finished second top-scorer at the 2017 Fifa U-17 World Cup,
“With the signing of my first professional contract, I want to thank everyone: first of all my family who have always believed in me and gave me life, to my coaches at Guidars FC ( operated by JMG Academy ) and national team of Mali, and finally to my agent and his partners,” he tweeted.
Lassana N’Diaye with CSKA MOSCOW is only eligible to play official matches from November.
His performances at last year’s Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations and the U-17 World Cup – where he won the silver boot – caught the eyes of top European clubs, and saw him train with Swiss giants FC Zurich this summer.
To make sure to have Lassana N’Diaye with CSKA MOSCOW, the team worked hard to convince the Malian player to sign with them, there was stiff competition from English, French, German and Italian clubs to sign N’Diaye, who scored six goals in seven matches as Mali finished fourth at the tournament in India last year.
It has been a remarkable rise for the player who models himself on African football legend Samuel Eto’o, because two years ago he was playing on the streets of Mali before his father registered him at JMG Academy youth academy in Bamako, MAli