By Ing. George-Patrick Bediaku
On the eve of the new year, Isaac Shaze has got himself a New Year gift: being signed to Swedish Division 1 club Umeå FC.
The 24-year old midfielder moved from Superettan side Östersund FK, where he spent two-and-a-half years.
"The late Shamo Quaye played for that team in Sweden. So I'm glad to play for them and help them win the league," he told Agoronet.com.
"It feels really good! Umeå FC is a very respected club in Division 1 which has high ambitions. I've talked to Johan Sandahl and he seems like a very good person and coach with interesting thoughts and ideas," Shaze said to the Umeå club website.
Shaze also had some parting words for his former club Östersund FK.
"I have only good things to say about Östersund. It was they who gave me the chance to become a professional footballer. I got there when they played in Division 2 since we did a great season and went straight up to Superettan well where we did very good job.
"I was there for two and a half years and it is a club that will always be in my heart. I want to say a big thank you to the whole coaching staff, the players, the people working around the club and all the supporters who really treated me well."
Shaze is a graduate of the now famous Right to Dream Academy in Ghana.