Former Chelsea striker QUITS club after just 48 minutes

Demba Ba’s Swiss role has quickly gone stale … with the ex-Chelsea striker quitting FC Lugano after just 48 MINUTES.

Former West Ham and Newcastle ace Ba joined the Super League outfit in June as a free agent after leaving Istanbul Basaksehir.

According to The Sun, Senegal international Ba made three cameo appearances for Lugano, amassing under an hour’s worth of playing time.

But the 36-year-old has now left the south Switzerland club following a change of ownership.

US businessman Joe Mansueto, the owner of MLS side Chicago Fire, has newly taken charge at the Stadio Cornaredo.

Local broadcaster RSI reported that Ba has departed the third-placed Super League club and returned to his home city Paris.

The striker remains one of the greatest nightmares in Liverpool’s recent history.

Ba exploited a Steven Gerrard slip to score Chelsea’s opener in a 2-0 win at Anfield in April 2014.