Kingsley Michael: Nigerian midfielder extends Bologna contract

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The former Nigeria U17 midfielder has extended his stay with the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara outfit

Kingsley Michael has extended his contract with Italian Serie A side Bologna until 2024.

The 19-year-old joined the Red and Blues in 2017 and featured prominently for the club’s U19 team.

At the start of last season, he moved to Serie B side Perugia Calcio on loan and made 25 appearances for the Griffins as they finished eighth on the table.

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“Bologna FC 1909 is pleased to announce that the midfielder Michael Kingsley has signed a new contract that will run until 30 June 2024,” read a statement on the club website.

Michael, who was part of Nigeria’s 2015 U17 World Cup-winning squad, will hope to play more prominently for Sinisa Mihajlovic’s men this season.

Bologna take on Hellas Verona in their opening 2019-20 Serie A game on Sunday, August 25.