Ceesay’s brace not enough as Lugano held

Scorpions striker Assan Ceesay opened his 2018/2019 Swiss Super League goal scoring account in FC Lugano’s 2-2 home draw with Grasshopper Club Zürich on Saturday.

The 24-year-old returned to Lugano after his loan spell at second-tier side FC Chiasso and the former Gamtel attacker wasted no time in announcing his return after being given a second start by coach Guillermo Abascal.

Torres, as fondly called, converted a penalty in the 35th minute before netting a brace 22 minutes later.

But the home side couldn’t hold on to their lead as Grasshopper leveled the scores with two late goals much to the disappointment of the Gambia international.

“It’s too bad we conceded a goal in the last minute. We were playing well and they did not deserve to equalize and so bringing home only one point is not right,” he told reporters after the match.

“Clearly for a striker to score is important both individually and for the team. It was anyway much better to win, without my signing: a real pity and I’m sad we couldn’t hold on.”

Lugano lie seventh on the 10-team Swiss Super League table with 4 points after 4 outings.