Azam’s Ghanaian player arrives

01Aug 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Azam’s Ghanaian player arrives

AZAM’S newly signed Ghanaian player Enock Atta Agyei, arrived in Dar es Salaam on Saturday to join the East and Central Africa club champions ahead of the new Mainland premiership season.

News of the player’s arrival has been confirmed by the club’s information officer Jaffer Idd in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
Idd said Agyei is the only foreign player who has completed transfer out of the maximum quota of seven for the club this season.

The former Medeama striker has been released by his club which feature in the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup with two matches to wind up the series. Medeama eye semi-final progression decider with three other teams Algeria’s Mo Bejaia and to a lesser extent, Yanga.

Medeama have tied on points with Mo Bejaia with crucial match between them.
Agyei has signed up two-year deal with teh ice-cream makers who are now under Spaniard Zeben Hernandez as a new coach for the new season.

Idd said the Spaniard has been highly impressed by Agyei after being satisfied with the player’s performance during Medeama’s maiden visist to Dar es Salaam in a CAF Confederation Cup match against Mainland champions Young Africans that ended in 1-1 draw.

The Azam spokesman says so far the coach is still monitoring performance of all players before making final decision to beat registration deadline on August 6.

So far there are several foreign players who are still on trials with Azam including Rwanda’s Fuad Ndayisenga. Possible foreign signings who have been with the team during the previous season include Cote d’Ivoire’s Paschal Wawa, Tcheche brothers of Kipre and Balou.

Coach Hernandez said the club is expected to sign a total of 23 players for the new season and the balance to fill up the gap of two more will be finalised during November-December mid-season transfers.

Meanwhile, Azam players and officials have arrived at their Chamazi base in Dar es Salaam yesterday after winding up aweek-long tour of Zanzibar.

While in Zanzibar, Azam played two build up friendlies against Unguja Urban West combine side and Taifa Jang’ombe which they won by identical scoreline of 1-0 at the Aman Stadium.

According to Idd, Azam players have been released for two days rest and are expected to resume training sessions tomorrow to gear up for the 16-team premiership season that kicks off on August 20.