Four players on trials with Azam

20Jul 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Four players on trials with Azam

FOUR foreign players including Burundi striker Fuad Ndayisenga are on trials with Mainland premiership giants Azam FC, the club’s website has indicated.

Azam all rounder Shomari Kapombe lies down flat on the turf as club physician Sergio Perez Soto lightly trains him at the club’s gym in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

The former Sofapaka team striker Ndayisenga, joins three other players from West Africa, Niger duo of Mohamed Chicoto, Mossi Moussa Issa and Cote d’Ivoire’s Ibrahima Fofana.

Azam’s Spaniard coach Zeben Hernandez is assessing fitness and prowess of the above mentioned players before coming into decision to absorb them for utilisation in new season that kicks off next month.

With strong quest to win their second premiership title of the Mainland league, Azam, are busy recruiting players as they offload others to form a formidable squad.

The all-Spaniard technical staff with the exception of Dennis Kitambi, are now busy to shape up their team before embarking on title winning bid in the new season.

Foreign players are received at the club with wide arms as the club has lost interest in poaching from the domestic front.
Breeding their own players from the teenage inventories is Azam’s highly supported agenda before promoting them to the senior category.

The maximum number of foreign players a premiership side can deploy for a single season has been raised from five to seven during the previous season but Azam look well set to claim more.

Azam have already started pre-season trials after breezing past weak Ashanti United with 2-0 goals over the weekend in Dar es Salaam.

The ice-cream makers are expected to shift their training camp to Zanzibar next week to gear up for the Community Shield clash against Mainland champions Young Africans at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam on August 17.

On several occasions Azam have been losing this match which is used as a curtain raiser of the Mainland premiership season.

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