Azam offload ten in reconstruction bid

AZAM continue to offload some players and technical bench members who are not in plans of the team’s 2023/24 season as they reshape their squad to make it competitive.

So far, the Chamazi- based club have offloaded ten people who were part of their last season’s brigade that managed to reach the final stage of the Azam Sports Federation Cup (ASFC) and enabled the team to finish third overall in the Premier League.

However, the recent victim of the reshuffle is veteran player and Assistant Coach Aggrey Morris who has served the club for over 14 years since he joined the Ice cream makers in 2009.

His departure came few days following the release of Kali Ongala who was also serving as Assistant Coach and was the one leading the team’s tactical section in most of their competitive matches.

Others who have been shown the exit door include goalkeeper Wilbow Maseke who began his career at Azam’s academy before being promoted to the senior side.

The list also contains Cleophace Mkandala, Rodgers Kola, Kenneth Muguna, Bruce Kangwa, Ismail Aziz, Dani Cadena (goalkeeping coach) and Moadh Hiraoui (doctor).

In his recent remarks, the club’s Media and Communication Officer Hasheem Ibwe revealed that the release exercise is meant to create a competitive squad that will be capable to challenge for titles.

“Our team is set to be improved a lot and in such doing, you have to let go some players and coaching staff in order to provide space for others,” he said.

Beside competing in all domestic contests, Azam will also represent the country in the CAF Confederation Cup alongside Singida Fountain Gate FC.

The two teams earned the lucrative opportunity after finishing in third and fourth places in the Premier League last season, hence this is a good chance to showcase their potential on the international stage.

Related Articles

Back to top button