Nigeria forward Simy Nwankwo is delighted to extend his stay with Italian Serie B side Crotone after penning a new three-year contract with the club, Completesports.com reports.
Nwankwo was set to become a free agent next month after running down his previous contract with the club but he has decided to remain with the Sharks.
“I am very happy to be able to continue my story with this shirt. In Crotone I grew up both as a man and as a footballer and I also became a dad. I thank the club for the trust it has always placed in me ,”he told the club’s official website.
Crotone’s president Gianni Vrenna has nothing but praise for the Nigeria international who has scored consistently for the club in recent seasons.
“Simy is an exemplary professional , an excellent guy both on and off the field. He joined the Rossoblu family three years ago and won over everyone with his generosity and goals. We are very satisfied with the agreement reached,” Vrenna told the club’s website
Nwankwo linked up with Crotone from Portuguese club Gil Vicente in 2006 and has scored 24 goals in 77 league appearances for the club.
On the international scene, he was part of Nigeria’s squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
By Adeboye Amosu